Featured Poet

The Sagewind

The Sagewind is a poet recorded in Christmas Valley on October 13, 2011. She has the following to say about herself:


From the time I was young I was blessed to live and learn in a great variety of environments, including the far east. Of these, I enjoy Eastern Oregon the best. It's sometimes barren beauty inspires me and its people lead me down paths not travelled. At sixty-eight, I can only hope for more years to write, paint, and create.

poems by The Sagewind

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"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."

-Academy of American Poets