Haiku Heights Prompt: Vital

By Noel Ihebuzor

Haiku on Vital


From “life” in one tongue

though often lost sight of when

we clutch wild at winds


blinkered by trifles,

we chase blank shadows and let

essentials slip by


The true essentials

touch deep, eternal truths shine

bright, stars on dark night


Vital, life giving

energy laden, bubbling

healthy and vibrant


clear eyes and clean hearts

find you in the complex and

hug your cool calm warmth


23 Responses to “Haiku Heights Prompt: Vital”

  1. 1 Noel Ihebuzor July 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

    still grappling with this art form! can’t wait to hear what my Haiku coach will say about this – I suspect though that I may have exceeded the number of stanzas allowed for one haiku!

  2. 2 unfetteredbs July 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    clear eyes clean heart…wow! this is so smooooth and strong. Glad I read it… going to read it again 🙂

  3. 4 Susan L Daniels July 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Noel, this haiku chain is beautiful, beautiful! Now, if you want to post it on Haiku Heights, #2 needs some tweaking (maybe change obsessed to fixed so it fits the pattern–though I love it as is). These are all so wonderful–interlinked but each stands well on its own. You do so well with this form, breathing life and energy into this tight form, almost magically.

    Here is the link to Haiku Heights–please, please, pretty please post this gorgeous haiku chain there! http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

  4. 5 Noel Ihebuzor July 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks, Susan. I have tried to tweak!

  5. 6 HaikuWater July 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Visiting your inspiring haiku from Haiku Heights. Well done!

  6. 10 Susan L Daniels July 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Noel–try “blinkered by fine points” or “blinkered by trifles”, or perhaps “screened by trivia”

    Curse the 5-syllable requirement–I love what you have already!

  7. 13 4joy July 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    For me, this set needed a couple of readings to truly appreciate the beauty and meaning of your flowing words…..wonderful

  8. 15 Noel Ihebuzor July 8, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Imela, Merci, Asante sana X 3

  9. 16 kaykuala July 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Truly amazing Noel! You captured the life of haiku which I gather is not limited to any number of stanzas


  10. 18 Maharukh July 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    inspiring! and very very intriguing loved my stay here and I am sure I am gonna come for more!

  11. 20 Jaideep Rao July 9, 2012 at 5:04 am

    “we chase blank shadows and let

    essentials slip by”,.these lines are my favourite here. Gem

  12. 22 kkkkaty July 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Love the deep thoughts here….vitally important to read and understand..

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