Gordon Wright

Come in. Catch this! and name it, if you would?
Do take your time, and take the fireside chair.
Of course, I wasn't always here at Clare...
(The second metacarpal? Very good.)
I practiced as a medic in the war
till I retired. In '46, you know...
(I say, I'm not convinced by this Bordeaux
but we won't notice after three or four...)

Thus every gentle Michaelmas, attending
the birth of countless medical careers
of pupils that he guided through the years;
of course we thought his course was neverending,
the same each time you saw him, yet
he's left at last. It's right we won't forget.

(Dr Gordon Wright obiit 10 Feb 2019)

◄ Don't say this struggle's all in vain

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