The Last Days of the Peacock Inn



Return to the Peacock Inn P. Crockett 1995

Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam

(The brief sum of life forbids us the hope of enduring long – Horace)

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,

Love and desire and hate:

I think they have no portion in us after

We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream.

– Ernest Dowson, 1867-1900

The Last Days of the Peacock Inn P. Crockett 1997

So long…

Remains, across the street. From where this house once stood, an excellent vista of open bay could be enjoyed. One can still make out a sliver of its blue, over the rooftop beyond.


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