Bee Cookie [15 Words or Less]

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here. 

While my sister Patty was up this past week, we indulged in way too many sweet treats. Like this scrummy cookie from Byerly’s.

Bee Cookie
Photo: Laura P. Salas

This image makes me think of several things:

  1. How much we NEED bees for our world’s food supply
  2. In close proximity, though, I prefer bees made of frosting
  3. His face reminds me of Frosty the Snowman, but those two creatures would never meet

And here’s my first draft.  I was VERY annoyed at my own 15-word rule this week.


It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)

 Notice: My daughter Maddie is in town for June before heading back overseas to continue her mission work. Whee! But that means I am not on my blog much. I basically won’t be responding to poems in June, but I’ll continue sharing image prompts so that you can still play. Have fun!





17 Responses

  1. Good morning all. Laura, hope you are enjoying your respite and thanks for thinking of us during your special time. Your cookie shouts summer in all its glory.

    Summer’s Arrival

    Bees a‑buzz
    flowers await
    sun is out
    time to POLLINATE!

      1. Thank you Lauren. Our yard is “a‑buzz” and I couldn’t resist, especially after seeing the flowers on the cookie along with the bee!

    1. I like how you started with “hardworking” for those busy honeybees.

  2. Your picture reminded me of the time my daughter baked bee-shaped cookies. But that refused to become a poem this morning. This came to mind instead:

    It’s my flowered
    shirt you see.
    So, bee, please
    leave me be.

    1. Lauren, your verse hit home as I am allergic to bee stings. I dress “blah” and wear no scents. 😉

  3. Love the Frosty/Bee connection, Laura. Enjoy your family time–

    Hive Talk

    What’s the buzzzzzz?
    asked new bee.
    Nectar to sip,
    a sea of sweet peas!

  4. With my hand
    in the cookie jar,
    I praise the bees
    and the honey

  5. Oh my! This poem has 16 words. Forgive my verbosity!

    Long day, hot sun
    Yellow pollen, busy fields
    Heavy legs, tired bee
    Hive home, honey dreams

  6. Have a wonderful visit with your family

    Poem By Jessica Bighi

    Art Class

    Teacher says
    paint with imagination
    dipping my thumb into the moon
    a million glowing bees
    light up my page
    I’m queen of
    lots of giggles

  7. I’m late, I know… I loved your opposite take on this! What a great looking cookie!


    Beehold the cookie
    Beedevilingly sweet
    Becomes lunch -
    Beeutiful crunch
    Beetwixt teeth -
    Beestly caloric
    Load beestowed.

    Donna JT Smith

  8. A Happy Landing
    — By Phillip — age 7

    A honey bee
    gliding around
    the sticky cookie
    Lands on the frosting flowers.

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