As imperceptibly as grief

The summer lapsed away, —

Too imperceptible, at last,

To seem like perfidy.

This is the first verse of As Imperceptibly as Grief, a melancholy poem on the passing of summer written by Emily Dickinson. It got us thinking about the importance of capturing the spirit of summer, because even once summer is gone, the treasured memories of warmer days will get us through winter.

So, let’s start writing about summer. Whether you are writing about your childhood summers or adventures from last weekend, here are some prompts to help you get the creative juices flowing.

Pictured here: Sea Fantasies journal
  • What are your favourite summer memories from your childhood?
  • Write about the very first summer holiday you remember
  • What do you look forward to the most every summer?
  • Write about your favourite summer activity
  • Describe the scents and flavours that come to mind when you think about summer
  • Write about the best part of summer camping trips
  • What has been your worst summer road trip?
  • Write a list of your dream summer destinations
  • What is the worst summer adventure you have ever been on?
  • What would be an ideal summer project?

Check out all our prompts on the Paperblanks app! If you haven’t downloaded it yet, we’ve provided links on the bottom right of this page where you can gain access to hundreds of prompts on varying themes and topics.

And be sure to join us in our People of Paperblanks Facebook group so you can share your work with the rest of the Paperblanks community. We’d love to see what you write or create using these prompts!

Pictured here: (top to bottom) Kuro, Celestial Planisphere, Maya Blue journals.


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