Timothy Pilgrim, a Pacific Northwest poet whose work explores loss, hope and redemption -- all the while mapping water -- gives you a warm and hopeful welcome! 

Below, sample a newer poem -- he posts a different one every few weeks.

Pilgrim published poems (linked above too) includes 253 published and accepted poems -- each accompanied by one of Pilgrim's photo.

His work has appeared in several dozen online and print literary journals -- and in anthologies, collections and other publications.

Pilgrim poems can also be found in Idaho's Poets: A Centennial Anthology (University of Idaho Press), Tribute to Orpheus II (Kearney Street Books) and Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press).

In addition, he is one of three authors of Bellingham Poems (published 2014 by Flying Trout Press, a nonprofit publisher -- the book is available to order online at Bellingham Poems -- cover shown below left).


All his new unpublished poems are available here (also linked at the upper right): Pilgrim new unpublished poetry

His older unpublished poems can be found here: Pilgrim older unpublished poems

Pilgrim also posts mass media educational material and provides links to alternative media voices.

 If you wish, explore information about the rich getting richer in America, government lies and propaganda, fake journalism, and a potpourri of media criticism at his Western Washington University site, Timothy Pilgrim -- poet and teacher. He is emeritus associate professor of journalism there.

Enjoy -- and thanks for visiting!


New Pilgrim poem


Mapping water

Call it ocean, river, stream,  
whatever. Leaves float side
by side, touch briefly
in some ripple, drift off, 
too often face down.
Absent leaves are called 
lost, deceased, the dead -- 
names unable to capture 
fading of green to brown,
ensuing brittleness, struggle 
not to go under, lose sight 
of day, slide to the bottom, 
lie motionless there, decay. 
We hope all the leaves 
have not vanished, buds 
are on the way, more water 
waits for mapping. 
Faith rises from the belief 
we still have enough time
to cast about for a new spring.
                              Timothy Pilgrim

   (copyrighted photo by Eugene Dale: Timothy Pilgrim)

    Site updated May 2015