Prompts for the Promptless

Prompts for the Promptless – Ep. 5 – Meraki
Posted on 03/19/2013 by rarasaur

“Prompts for the Promptless” was created to expand minds, share ideas, and — equally importantly — find something about which to blog.
Prompts for the Promptless
Every episode will run for a week and feature a “concept”, complete with a super-simplified definition and suggested prompts.
Then it’s your turn– use a prompt, create your own, write a poem, post a picture, tell a story, or do whatever you feel inspired to do.
•Everyone is welcome to be Prompted.
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•You may participate as many times as you’d like.

Meraki [may-rah-kee] This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be.

Suggested Prompts:

•List 5 things you always do with meraki
•Write a poem about putting a bit of yourself into the things you do

1. Raising my children with meraki.
2. Teaching and playing with my grandchildren with meraki.
3. Cooking with meraki.
4. Caring for my family with meraki.
5. Writing with meraki.

A Poem
by D. B. Mauldin

My daughters were raised with love,
They each carry a part of my soul.
I taught them to love reading,
to be creative in all.

My grandchildren are my delight!
I love reading to them,
watching their little soul personalities
come to light, sew their hems.

I cook for all my family, with love,
with soul, with creativity.
A dash of this and a dash of that,
Cooking with meraki, so mote it be.

I lovingly care for my mother,
who is often ill.
I think of all the things she did for me,
and for what she does still.

I write with creativity and love,
trying to pour soul into the words.
Meraki is something I’ve always done,
My soul flies with joy like birds.

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7 thoughts on “Prompts for the Promptless

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  1. What a beautiful glimpse into how lovingly you craft each word, and the people who carry a bit of your heart with them. The poem was charmingly lovely. Thank you for participating! 🙂


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