Appointed Poet Laureate of the State of Colorado on July 1, 2010, David Mason teaches in the English Department at Colorado College. He has published several books of poetry, a novel in verse, and a collection of essays. He has also co-edited a number of textbooks and anthologies.

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David Mason


In Colorado, In Oregon, upon	
each beloved fork, a birthday is celebrated.
I miss each and every one of my friends.
I believe in getting something for nothing.
Push the chair, and what I can tell you 
with almost complete certainty
is that the chair won't mind.
And beyond hope,
I expect it is like this

Written in Platte Cañon, Colorado

Spirit that form'd this scene,
These tumbled rock-piles grim and red,
These reckless heaven-ambitious peaks,
These gorges, turbulent-clear streams, this naked freshness,

These formless wild arrays, for reasons of their own,
I know thee, savage