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Pilgrim, a Pacific Northwest poet, welcomes you!

Pilgrim published poems (also linked above) takes you to more than 200 of his published and accepted poems -- each with one of his photos.

 His new, raw, unpublished poems can be found here: Pilgrim's newest poems

All older unpublished poems are available here (also linked at the upper right): Unpublished Pilgrim poetry

Pilgrim is also a journalism associate professor emeritus. Find media- and writing/editing-related information at his Western Washington University website: Tim Pilgrim -- poet & teacher

Enjoy -- and thanks for visiting!


Poem of the month

Eating the good life

I carve neat edges off self-deprecation,
for once settle in a fine ristorante,

sip dry Kolo Toure martinis, 
study the menu, identify its font --

 

not Mistral, maybe Gil Sans or Papyrus --   
finally decide to feast on Foie gras

   

accompanied by orange xocopili chocolate, 
frog legs coated with peanuts
 
served beside celery and coconut mousse, 
then a platter of milk-fed lamb

in herb cocotte, along with lemon paste
and eggplant coriander polenta,

veal sweetbread, followed by Arabica coffee,
creme brulee, figs steeped in Armagnac, 
  
giving me just enough confidence 
to imagine sheets of dry filo dough 

blowing up a gorge and briefly believe
my life will go viral in Norway.
 

                          Timothy Pilgrim


   (copyrighted Timothy Pilgrim photo: self-portrait at Zion National Park)

    Site updated July 2014