Dave Mason, Colorado’s poet laureate: Wilderness is more than a place

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(Photo: Courtesy of Christine Mason)
<p>Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason.</p>
Photo: Colorado poet laureate David Mason

Colorado poet laureate Dave Mason was commissioned to write a poem to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. It got him wondering: what exactly is wilderness? The result: the following short work, which he read at the state Capitol.