Saturday, March 20, 2010

The most humble of grapes

Aged Well
For Brendan McGrath

The most humble of grapes
become the finest of wine
over lovingly spent time
with patient vintners
and connoisseurs who appreciate them.

The finest of men are made
much the same way
and savored best after
they're gone.

- Douglas P. Smith, March 19, 2010

Doug Smith, whose poetry I have quoted before, gave me this poem yesterday. Doug works in Food Service, one of the departments in the operating division for which Brendan McGrath, had overall responsibility.

I will give Doug's poem to the McGrath family on Monday after reading it at the memorial service for Brendan at Community General Hospital.

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