Spring has sprung!


No real “springing” here in Minot, ND, but it is Spring according to the calendar.

I’ve been neglecting my blog.

For good reasons? I think so.

I am going to university classes full time, and I will graduate in May with a two-year AAS degree in American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies. My first ever degree. Woo hoo!

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Also, I’ve been active with politics (mostly behind the scenes). So! My blogging time has been cut short, by choice.

But I still want to keep the blog alive.



Below we have some Spring Haiku. All these haiku are available in my book –

No Boundaries, A Collection of Poetry.noboundariescover-frontonly



Cold snow gone, melted

Plush tree limbs spread twig fingers

Stretching for warm sun.

Bursting and popping

The leaves unfurl like jade flags

Spring has sprung alive.

Longer days warm nights

Blossoms welcomed with kind hands

Mom tends the garden.

Black spots punctuate

Ladybug fluttering red

Teensy feet teek teek.

Queen praying mantis

Regal stance on the fuchsia

Beetles grasp her cape.

Eight legged artist

Web catches crunchy munchies

Crawl in for a snack.

Shut up tweeting birds

I am trying to sleep in

Give me a break please.

Bees bumble along

Garden smorgasbord buffet

Slurping sweet nectar.


What does spring look like in your neck of the woods? Will you please write a haiku about it?

Remember – it’s 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Try it!


Filed under Personal Articles, Prose & Poetry

14 responses to “Spring has sprung!

  1. Nice to see you here Karen. Well done on your studies. It must feel so good to have accomplished this. Your haikus are great!

  2. Well, when it’s Spring in North Dakota, I know Spring has truly arrived! So glad to see you post and so proud of all the reasons you haven’t been posting! Here’s my Spring in Virginia haiku:

    Brilliant yellow bursts:
    Daffodills, Forsythia
    Next: purple Iris

  3. Nice to hear from you, Karen! Congratulations on the fantastic changes your making in your life. Here is my Spring in Georgia haiku:

    Blooming trees galore
    Changes in beauty daily
    The sights are divine.

  4. Karen, I would like to change my email address. Is there a way to do that here?

    • karenrsanderson

      Gosh, I don’t know…I’m looking but I don’t see it on my end.

    • Mickey, I think you can change your email this way: when you leave a comment, notice under the box, it has your name and maybe your email, followed by the words “Log Out” and “Change” in parenthesis. If you log out, then when you leave a comment next, it will be like you’ve never left a comment before and you’ll have to register and can use your new email. OR you can click “Change” and use your Twitter profile to log back in.

  5. So good to “see” you here, Karen. Spring is springing all over here! Crocuses have finished blooming in my front flower bed and the daffodils are about to burst forth. Best of all, the lilacs buds are about to pop. Love me some spring!

  6. karenrsanderson

    ND hasn’t actually seen buds yet, but it should be coming soon. Temps are rising, and it’s so nice to walk outside and not have your breath stolen or frozen!

  7. March is harsh I think
    April gives me much more hope
    For life to burst forth.

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