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Pilgrim published poetry

 

Timothy Pilgrim's accepted and published poems -- 364 of them, each accompanied by a photo or photo-illustration, most of them Pilgrim's -- are linked below.

Recent Pilgrim published or accepted poems (92 in 2016-17) include those such as "Gone to rubble," "Sea change," "Homeless night watchman," "Long stumps of hope," "Benchmark," "Past tents," "Light found to have weight," "Vacuuming around the dead," Existential haircut," "War memorial" "Homage," "Afghanistan misery index," "Silenced night," "My last professor" and "Revolutions."

Poems published in 2015 include the likes of "Mapping water," "Little adobe something-or-other in Santa Fe," "I cannot do the splits," "Out of Missoula," "Tent not taken" and "Summer maid." 

In 2013 and 2014, "One-mime town," "Breathing snow," "Chicken," "Choppy water," "Gerunds running down my leg," "Smudging," "Ken Burns effect," "Gestapo glaciers," "Zigzag mowing" and "Water birthing" are among several dozen published.

In 2011-12, ones such as "300 streams of memory," "Painting lesson," "Missed connections" and "Two dogs, one stick" are available. 

Poems such as "At the Nez Perce camp with Spirit Woman," "Vacuuming your cat," "Destined to rhyme," "Seduced by metaphor,"  "Angle of repose" and even Pilgrim's first poem, "The woods near our home," were published in earlier years.


 

Pilgrim sample poem -- 2016

 

The bitter end

When she becomes remote, 
draws black curtains over green eyes, 
 
keeps you, your touch, at bay, 
know no way exists 
 
to foster hope. You see, she's folded 
your memory -- creased it really,
 
really creased it -- placed it
at the end  of a scrapbook she calls 
 
her life. All bits tossed away for good --
for you, for bad. She's whirled off 
 
in dirty wind,  gone coffin gray.
Time for you to fade, decay.
                             Timothy Pilgrim
   (published by Convergence, 2016)

 

(copyrighted Carolyn Dale photo: Timothy Pilgrim on Blackcomb Mountain, B.C.)