In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Colorado Poet Laureate read the following poem at a press conference held in the State Capitol building, sponsored by several Colorado nonprofits in support of wilderness. Read our press release here.

Saying Grace

If every moment is
and is a wilderness
to navigate by feel
whether half or whole,
the river takes a turn,
the forest has to burn,
the broken fern to grow,

the silence of a night
of supplicating stars
may answer us aright:
our worries and our cares
are not the same as theirs.
Give us this day more world
than we can ever know.

-David Mason