friday feast: two smart cookies and a winner!


Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I featured Diane Lockward’s poem,“If Only Humpty Dumpty Had Been a Cookie,” and I suggested you might try writing your own cookie poem using any or several of these wordy cookies as a prompt?

Well, two exceptionally smart cookie lovers met the challenge, and I’m happy to be sharing their poems today. It was fun seeing where their cravings led them. I know you’ll enjoy these tasty tidbits! ☺

Chocolate Chip Macaroon by Author Erica Rivera/flickr.

by Tabatha Yeatts

Alone in the forest,
Red peeked in the basket.
Chicken soup, still steamy,
crusty bread, fragrant apples,
and four coconut macaroons —
flake-perfect, taunting.
What would Granny need
with four?
Surely three would be enough.
In fact,
who needs more than two?

The wolf laughed as he saw Red
settle herself on the forest floor.
He had been ready to dash
down the shortcut to Granny’s,
but now he saw there was
no rush.


Lemon Tea Cookies (recipe here).

(Untitled) by Mary Lee Hahn

write your words
bake your words
eat your words

a sweet love story
we tell
bite by bite


Thanks, Tabatha and Mary Lee! I have two words for you: nom, nom!!

Now, it’s time to announce the lucky winner of the No Soup for You Giveaway!

As usual, there was much fighting amongst the resident bears as to who should draw the winning name, so I decided to use a random number generator.

*Drum roll, please*

The winner of a brand new copy of Temptation by Water by Diane Lockward, a signed copy of Dumpling Soup, and a No Soup for You T-shirt is:


Beverly Jean, a.k.a. Beverly Stowe McClure!

Congratulations, Bev! And thanks to everyone for entering. Now, let’s all have some of Bev’s favorite soup, good old fashioned chicken noodle:

♥ Today’s Poetry Friday host is Ben at The Small Nouns. Enjoy some great poetry today and have a good weekend!

**Special thanks to Charlie Hughes at Wind Publications for donating a complimentary copy of Temptation by Water for today’s prize!

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