David Mason Poems

David Mason is an American poet who was born in 1954 in Bellingham, Washington. He received his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, New York. He’s published numerous poetry collections and won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. His work exports everything from the outdoors, travel, family, to relationships. 


by David Mason

David Mason’s ‘Spooning’ appears in the 1991 winter issue of The Hudson Review. This poem is about a speaker recapturing his dead grandfather’s life.

After my grandfather died I went back

to help my mother sell his furniture:

the old chair he did his sitting on,

the kitchen things. Going through his boxes

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