Pink Cow [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. 

Plaid Cow
Photo: Laura P. Salas

Last week, I shared a picture of Mont Saint Michel. In the little village nearby, several shops/restaurants had cows decorated in different ways. This pink plaidish beauty caught my eye. This image makes me think of several things:

  1. Do cows get bored with browns and blacks and whites?
  2. Would it be too expected to make an “udderly ridiculous” line in my poem?
  3. Is the cow embarrassed?

And here’s my first draft.

pink cow 15wol

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






30 Responses

    1. She does look dressed for a dance — ready to kick up her heels.

  1. Oh, those frou frou fashion designers! Now we have abbey-wear all season. Hmph! This photo just calls for a sense of humor. I imagined a cow walking in to a make up counter. ha!


    Lip liner – oooh!
    Blue shadow
    Blusher — rose-hued

    It’s a new you!

    1. How funny. Your cow wanted her makeover. Mine didn’t. I enjoyed your rhyme.

  2. What a funny picture. The cow looks like she just saw her reflection.

    Somehow -

    Oh Wow! Yeow!
    I’m pig-pink now.
    I was a cow
    and now a sow!

    1. Right? Poor cow. Shared your Daily Poem recently on Twitter–loved it!

      1. Thank you, Laura. I found “Your Daily Poem” through this site, a poem you posted there that someone commented on here. I am so glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing it on Twitter.

        1. I was planning to share a link to it here today, but I wasn’t quite sure about the name situation. If it’s ok to share a link, let me know and I’ll include it in next week’s 15WOL post:>)

          1. That is so sweet. Thank you. I started with a pen name; then I had an online name; now I am just me: Lauren McBride.

  3. Good morning all! The first image for me was a quilt but decided to choose a recent “dress-up” event, with a couple of inuendos.

    Spring has “Sprung”

    All decked out for
    Easter Parade;
    EXCEPT …
    milliner’s faux pas
    when bonnet was made.

  4. the pic is lots of fun today

    Poem by Jessica Bigi

    After The Fare

    Grandma knitted
    cotton candy
    into country aprons
    we helped too
    sugary handprints
    pink and blue

    1. Ha! What an imaginative image–cotton candy knitted into aprons. I love your ideas, Jessica!

  5. Busy packing today! Taking a break to poetize a bit! We have a variety of similar painted landmarks. Our area has lighthouses that are painted.

    Dairy Queen

    Perchance you’ve seen
    This patchwork Holstein?
    She’s pink and purple now:
    A wholly hilly cow!

    By Donna JT Smith

  6. By Franklin- age 11


    Pig or Cow?
    Or something in between,
    Can’t think what to call her,
    But she looks quite clean.

    1. She does look clean, like she gets polished every day. I enjoyed your rhyme and pig-cow title.

    2. She is all bright and shiny, isn’t she! What a fun poem–thanks for sharing!

  7. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

    Mood is Brown

    Mooving through town
    dressed in this gown,
    Either I frown
    or have an udder meltdown.

    1. I truly laughed out loud at this. Mooving and udder meltdown. Haha Plus, another wonderful rhyme from you.

    2. Someone had to do it:>) Besides the cow image, this also makes me picture someone who’s in a parade in a particularly hideous uniform or costume.

  8. I ended up with a mix of The Rainbow Fish and Ferdinand.


    Un-bull like
    I will not fight.
    Mom made me
    A rainbow
    Coat to
    My delight.

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