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Pilgrim published poetry

 

All of Timothy Pilgrim's published and accepted poems -- over 300 of them, each accompanied by a Pilgrim photo -- are linked below.

Recent Pilgrim published or accepted poems (47 so far in 2016) include the likes of "Card from Montana, only snow on the cover," "Always speaking truth to power," "She-devil," "Missoula possums," "Diagramming love," "Fake dreams," "Yellowstone recital," "If God searches your room" and "The bitter end."

From 2015, try poems such as "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, try ones such as "One-mime town," "Breathing snow," "Chicken," "Choppy water," "Gerunds running down my leg," "Smudging," "Ken Burns effect," "Too much gossamer," "Gestapo glaciers," "Zigzag mowing" or "Water birthing."

Under 2011-12, try poems like "300 streams of memory," "Painting lesson (republished in a poetry anthology)," "Missed connections" or "Two dogs, one stick." 

Earlier poems like "At the Nez Perce camp with Spirit Woman," "Vacuuming your cat" or "Destined to rhyme" or "Seduced by metaphor" or "Angle of repose" -- even Pilgrim's first poem, "The woods near our home" -- are good bets too.

 


 

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.)