Timcanyonmugnewadj.gifTimothy Pilgrim poetry

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.

Or, maybe cut to the chase -- sample his published poems you won't forget:

      Pilgrim poems -- most memorable

Pilgrim's unpublished poems (no photos with them) are being moved (over the next few months) to TimothyPilgrim.org too -- click in upper right to see the first ones.

New, raw poems can be found here:

       Pilgrim's newest unpublished poems

All his unpublished poems, including the new, raw ones, are available as well at these Western Washington University (WWU) links: 

Pilgrim is an associate professor emeritus of journalism at WWU in Bellingham. Find media- and writing/editing-related information at his main WWU website: Tim Pilgrim -- poet & teacher

Enjoy -- and thanks for visiting!


Poem of the month


Reading

Most famous poets do it -- 

drift in at the last moment, 

 

hair a mess, wearing tweed jacket, 

cotton shirt or flowing print dress.

 

At the podium,  they smile kindly, 

offer excuses for being late --


stopped to watch a clock tower burn,

heard it chime out in fright,

 

saw blackened doves take flight.

They reach into a ragged pack

 

or floppy purse, finally bring out

the latest volume of their work,

 

signal the moment may be near 

 but search pockets for glasses,

 

ask for water -- with lots of ice,

adjust the microphone, tap it, 

 

say the book is for sale afterward. 

 At last, they begin to read,

 

mouth each word as if it were

the round nub of a chicken bone. 

  

No doubt, they intend to suck out

every last bit of marrow.

                             Timothy Pilgrim

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

    Site updated April 2014