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

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23 thoughts on “Haiku Heights Prompt: Vital

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

  3. 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. 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!

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