Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space

HAIKU

night a quiet time
space… silence hiding sound
earth alive… raving
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

TANKA

there’s space in my heart
for this tired world… i shout
inviting nature
to take time out… respite
recuperate in silence
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HAIBUN

I SIT ALONE

I sit alone, yet I never sit in silence. No quiet time for me, tinnitus ever present. It’s there in my head, in my space, does it affect my everyday life? No, I will not let it. I write now everyday, space filled between chores, mostly poetry, prose only when prompted. When not alone, I am as a rule, entertaining guests, or family, with a recitation, or maybe a joke or two, what err the situation. There’s never quiet in my life, but it does exist around me.

life on planet ‘B’
if it is found… mans future
no sound in space
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

CINQUAIN

SILENCE

silence
quietness… comfort
reading… writing, sleeping
my time… my space filled with nature
suppressed
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SENRYU

he is not quiet
the devil personified
spaced out of mind… Trump
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
© Mick Talbot 2017

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space

Flag Counter

27 thoughts on “Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space”

  1. An excellent offering of poetry once again, Mick. I’m always surprised at your range of creativity. Well done. I’ve heard tinutius is horrible. Yet, I see you power through the discomfort with grace. Bravo! 😀 ❤

    Like

    1. Yeah in all the time I’ve had tinnitus I’ve had one day of respite, but it came back worse than ever, however, compared to some folk its a minor affliction, at its worse, annoying! Not as early with my offerings this week, been working on an idea JuliesPaige put up.

      a senryu of you
      polite… correct in all ways
      that Collen Chesebro

      Liked by 1 person

                    1. Exactly. About your polldaddy link all I get is a page full of html code THIS var pd_map={image_path:(“https:”==document.location.protocol?”https://polldaddy.com”:”http://i0.poll.fm”)+”/images/ratings”};function PDRTJS_url_encode(A){return encodeURIComponent(A).replace(/\%20/g,”+”).replace(/!/g,”%21″).replace(/’/g,”%27″).replace(/(/g,”%28″).replace(/)/g,”%29″).replace(/*/g,”%2A”).replace(/\~/g,”%7E”)}function PDRTJS_is_defined(A){return(typeof A==”undefined”)?false:true}var ratings_text=new Array();ratings_text.text_vote=”Vote”;ratings_text.text_votes=”Votes”;ratings_text.text_rate_this=”Rate This”;ratings_text.text_1_star=”1 star”;ratings_text.text_2_star=”2 stars”;ratings_text.text_3_star=”3 stars”;ratings_text.text_4_star=”4 stars”;ratings_text.text_5_star=”5 stars”;ratings_text.text_thank_you=”Thank You”;ratings_text.text_rate_up=”Rate Up”;ratings_text.text_rate_down=”Rate Down”;ratings_text.text_popcontent=”Most Popular Content”;ratings_text.text_close=”Close”;ratings_text.text_all=”All”;ratings_text.text_today=”Today”;ratings_text.text_thisweek=”This Week”;ratings_text.text_thismonth=”This Month”;ratings_text.text_rated=”Rated”;ratings_text.text_noratings=”There are no rated items for this period”;function PDRTJS_RATING(settings){if(window.devicePixelRatio>1){this.resolution=”retina”}else{this.resolution=”lowres”}var server=(“https:”==document.location.protocol?”https:”:”http:”)+”//polldaddy.com”;for(var property in settings){this[property]=settings[property]}function $(id){return document.getElementById(id)}var pc=’

                      ‘;var c=0;var token=””;this.make_call=function(url){if(this.override!=null){url=url+”&override=true”}var s=document.createElement(“SCRIPT”);s.charset=”utf-8″;s.src=server+url;var h=document.getElementsByTagName(“head”).item(0);h.appendChild(s)};this.callback=function(cb_id,cb_unique_id,cb_type,cb_rating,cb_voter_id,cb_vote_change){if(this.callback_url!=null){true_callback_url=this.callback_url.replace(/{id}/,cb_id);true_callback_url=true_callback_url.replace(/{unique_id}/,cb_unique_id);true_callback_url=true_callback_url.replace(/{type}/,cb_type);true_callback_url=true_callback_url.replace(/{r}/,cb_rating);true_callback_url=true_callback_url.replace(/{voter_id}/,cb_voter_id);if(cb_type==”stars”){true_callback_url=true_callback_url.replace(/{scores}/,this.votes+”,”+this.avg_rating)}else{true_callback_url=true_callback_url.replace(/{scores}/,this.nero_up+”,”+this.nero_dn)}if(cb_vote_change){true_callback_url=true_callback_url+”&change=true”}var s=document.createElement(“SCRIPT”);s.charset=”utf-8″;s.src=true_callback_url;var h=document.getElementsByTagName(“head”).item(0);h.appendChild(s)}};this.get_rating=function(){this.varname=”PDRTJS_”+this.id+this.item_id;this.make_call(“/ratings/rate.php?cmd=get&id=”+this.id+”&uid=”+this.unique_id+”&item_id=”+this.item_id)};this.init=function(){eval(“settings = PDRTJS_settings_”+this.id+this.item_id+”;”);for(var property in settings){this[property]=settings[property]}this.build()};this.build=function(){this.font=this.font_italic+” “+this.font_bold+” “+this.font_size+”/”+this.font_line_height+” “+this.font_family;var p=$(“pd_rating_holder_”+this.id+this.item_id);p.style.display=”inline-block”;this.star_margin=”1px”;if(this.custom_star.length>0){this.star_image=this.custom_star;this.star_margin=”1px”}else{this.star_image=pd_map.image_path;if(this.type==”stars”){if(this.resolution==”retina”){this.star_image+=”/star-“+this.star_color+”-“+this.size+”@2x.png”}else{this.star_image+=”/star-“+this.star_color+”-“+this.size+”.png”}}else{if(this.resolution==”retina”){this.star_image+=”/nero-“+this.star_color+”-“+this.size+”@2x.png”}else{this.star_image+=”/nero-“+this.star_color+”-“+this.size+”.png”}}}image_sizes={nero:{lowres:{sml:{width:”16px”,height:”16px”,bg_width:”32px”,bg_height:”32px”},med:{width:”20px”,height:”20px”,bg_width:”40px”,bg_height:”40px”},lrg:{width:”24px”,height:”24px”,bg_width:”48px”,bg_height:”48px”}},retina:{sml:{width:”16px”,height:”16px”,bg_width:”32px”,bg_height:”32px”},med:{width:”32px”,height:”32px”,bg_width:”64px”,bg_height:”64px”},lrg:{width:”48px”,height:”48px”,bg_width:”96px”,bg_height:”96px”}}},stars:{lowres:{sml:{width:”16px”,height:”16px”,bg_width:”32px”,bg_height:”48px”},med:{width:”20px”,height:”20px”,bg_width:”40px”,bg_height:”60px”},lrg:{width:”24px”,height:”24px”,bg_width:”48px”,bg_height:”72px”}},retina:{sml:{width:”16px”,height:”16px”,bg_width:”32px”,bg_height:”48px”},med:{width:”20px”,height:”20px”,bg_width:”40px”,bg_height:”60px”},lrg:{width:”24px”,height:”24px”,bg_width:”48px”,bg_height:”72px”}}}};if(this.type==”stars”){var h=””;var t=””;var image_pos=”bottom left”;var msg=this.text_rate_this;if(this.votes>0){image_pos=”top left”;msg=this.votes+” “;if(this.votes==1&&(typeof this.text_vote!=”undefined”)){msg+=this.text_vote}else{msg+=this.text_votes}}if(this.font_position==”right”){t=’

                      ‘+msg+”

                      “}else{t=’

                      ‘+msg+”

                      “}if(this.font_position==”top”){h+=t+pc}h+=’

                      ‘;for(c=1;c0){if(this.avg_rating<c){image_pos="bottom left"}if(this.avg_rating==(c-1+0.5)){image_pos="center left"}}h+=' ‘}h+=”

                      “}else{var h=””;var t=””;var image_pos_v=”bottom”;var image_pos_h=”left”;var msg=new Array();msg[0]=this.text_rate_this;msg[1]=””;msg[2]=””;var c=0;if(this.nero_up!=null){msg[1]=this.nero_up}else{this.nero_up=0;msg[1]=”0″}if(this.nero_dn!=null){msg[2]=this.nero_dn}else{this.nero_dn=0;msg[2]=”0″}if(this.font_position==”right”){t=’

                      ‘+msg[0]+”

                      “}else{t=’

                      ‘+msg[0]+”

                      “}if(this.font_position==”top”){h+=t+pc}h+=’

                      ‘;for(c=1;c<=2;c++){if(c==2){image_pos_h="right"}h+=' ‘;h+=”+msg[c]+””}h+=”

                      “}h+=this.buildPopup();if(this.font_position==”bottom”){h+=pc+t+pc}else{if(this.font_position==”right”){h+=t+pc}}p.innerHTML=h};this.buildPopup=function(){var show=true;if(this.popup==”off”){show=false;this.get_results(99)}if($(“pd_popup_holder_”+this.id+this.item_id)==null){var css=”#pd_popup_holder“+this.id+this.item_id+” { position:absolute; display:none; width:”+(show?”350″:”175″)+”px; height:auto; top:0px; left:0px; z-index:10000; border:solid 1px #CCC; background-color:white; padding:0px 15px;font-family:Arial,Sans;box-shadow: -10px 10px 20px rgba(0, 0, 0, .5);-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, .25);-moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, .25); }”;var s=document.createElement(“style”);s.setAttribute(“type”,”text/css”);s.setAttribute(“id”,”pd_popup_holder_style_”+this.id+this.item_id);if(s.styleSheet){s.styleSheet.cssText=_css}else{s.appendChild(document.createTextNode(_css))}var h=document.getElementsByTagName(“head”).item(0);h.appendChild(s)}if(this.resolution==”retina”){infopng=”/info@2x.png”;backgroundsize=”background-size:12px 12px;”}else{infopng=”/info.png”;backgroundsize=null}return’ 

                      i

                       

                      ‘};this.togglePopup=function(){var popup=$(“pd_popup_holder_”+this.id+this.item_id);if(popup.style.display==”block”){popup.style.display=”none”;$(“rating_info_”+this.id+this.item_id).style.border=””}else{this.get_results(0)}};this.showPopup=function(){var popup=$(“pd_popup_holder_”+this.id+this.item_id);var target=$(“rating_info_”+this.id+this.item_id);popup.style.display=”block”;var tp=this.getElementPos(target);var ts=this.getElementSize(target);var vp=this.getViewPos();var vs=this.getViewSize();var ps=this.getElementSize(popup);var a=x=y=0;var b=border=1;var x_offset=$(“pd_rate_”+this.id+this.item_id).offsetWidth+(border2);var target_point=x=(tp[a]-x_offset);var view_width=vs[a];var view_position_width=vp[a];var popup_width=ps[a];var target_width=ts[a];var try_x=0;if(((target_point+popup_width)-view_position_width)>view_width){try_x=((target_point+x_offset)-popup_width)+target_width;if(try_x<(view_width+view_position_width)&&try_x>0){x=try_x}}var y_offset=ts[b]+(border2);target_point=y=(tp[b]+y_offset);var view_height=vs[b];var view_position_height=vp[b];var popup_height=ps[b];var icon_height=ts[b];var try_y=0;if(((target_point+popup_height)-view_position_height)>view_height){try_y=((target_point-y_offset)-popup_height);if(try_y<(view_height+view_position_height)&&try_y>0){y=try_y}}popup.style.left=x+”px”;popup.style.top=y+”px”};this.popdown=function(parent){$(“pd_popup_holder_”+this.id+this.item_id).style.display=”none”};this.getElementPos=function(e){var e1=e2=e;var x=y=0;if(e1.offsetParent){do{x+=e1.offsetLeft;y+=e1.offsetTop}while(e1=e1.offsetParent)}while((e2=e2.parentNode)&&e2.nodeName.toUpperCase()!==”BODY”){x-=e2.scrollLeft;y-=e2.scrollTop}return[x,y]};this.getElementSize=function(e){return[e.offsetWidth,e.offsetHeight]};this.getViewPos=function(){if(typeof window.pageYOffset===”number”){return[window.pageXOffset,window.pageYOffset]}else{if(document.documentElement&&(document.documentElement.scrollLeft||document.documentElement.scrollTop)){return[document.documentElement.scrollLeft,document.documentElement.scrollTop]}else{if(document.body&&(document.body.scrollLeft||document.body.scrollTop)){return[document.body.scrollLeft,document.body.scrollTop]}else{return[0,0]}}}};this.getViewSize=function(){if(typeof window.innerWidth===”number”){return[window.innerWidth,window.innerHeight]}else{if(document.documentElement&&(document.documentElement.clientWidth||document.documentElement.clientHeight)){return[document.documentElement.clientWidth,document.documentElement.clientHeight]}else{if(document.body&&(document.body.clientWidth||document.body.clientHeight)){return[document.body.clientWidth,document.body.clientHeight]}else{return[0,0]}}}};this.get_results=function(period){var args=””;var dir=””;if(typeof document.lastChild.attributes!==”undefined”&&document.lastChild.attributes!=null){if(typeof document.lastChild.attributes.dir!==”undefined”&&document.lastChild.attributes.dir!=null){dir=”&dir=”+document.lastChild.attributes.dir.textContent}}for(var key in ratings_text){if(PDRTJS_is_defined(this[key])&&this[key]!=ratings_text[key]){args+=”&”+key+”=”+PDRTJS_url_encode(this[key])}}var id=this.id;if(this.override!=null){id=this.override}this.make_call(“/ratings/rating-results.php?id=”+id+”&item_id=”+this.item_id+”&period=”+period+”&item_count=3″+((this.popup==”off”)?”&off”:””)+args+dir)};this.rebuild=function(){if(!this.kill_hover){this.timeout_id=setTimeout(this.varname+”.build()”,800)}};this.cancel_rebuild=function(){if(this.timeout_id!=null){clearTimeout(this.timeout_id);this.timeout_id=null}};this.rate=function(rating){if(!this.kill_hover){var voter_id=this.get_voter_id();if(this.type==”stars”){$(this.varname+”msg”).innerHTML=this.text_thank_you}else{$(this.varname+”_msg”).innerHTML=this.text_thank_you;if(voter_id==0){if(rating==1){$(this.varname+”_msg_1″).innerHTML=(this.nero_up+1)}else{$(this.varname+”_msg_2″).innerHTML=(this.nero_dn+1)}}}this.kill_hover=true;var url=””;var params=”&cmd=rate”;var scores=””;if(this.type==”stars”){scores=”&votes=”+this.votes+”&avg=”+this.avg_rating}else{scores=”&up=”+this.nero_up+”&down=”+this.nero_dn}if(voter_id!=0){params=”&cmd=change&vid=”+PDRTJS_url_encode(voter_id)}else{params=”&cmd=rate”}url=”/ratings/rate.php?title=”+PDRTJS_url_encode(this.title)+”&permalink=”+PDRTJS_url_encode(this.permalink)+”&type=”+this.type+”&id=”+this.id+”&r=”+rating+”&uid=”+this.unique_id+”&item_id=”+this.item_id+scores+params+”&token=”+this.token;this.make_call(url);setTimeout(this.varname+”.build()”,2000);setTimeout(this.varname+”.kill_hover = false”,6000)}};this.hover=function(rating){if(!this.kill_hover){if(this.type==”stars”){this.cancel_rebuild();for(c=1;c<=5;c++){if(c<=rating){$(this.varname+”_stars“+c).style.background=”url(“+this.star_image+”) top right / “+image_sizes[this.type][this.resolution][this.size][“bg_width”]+” “+image_sizes[this.type][this.resolution][this.size][“bg_height”]}else{$(this.varname+”stars“+c).style.background=”url(“+this.star_image+”) bottom right / “+image_sizes[this.type][this.resolution][this.size][“bg_width”]+” “+image_sizes[this.type][this.resolution][this.size][“bg_height”]}}$(this.varname+”msg”).innerHTML=eval(“this.text“+rating+”star”)}else{this.cancel_rebuild();var image_pos=” top left”;var msg=this.text_rate_up;if(rating==2){image_pos=” top right”;msg=this.text_rate_down}$(this.varname+”_nero“+rating).style.background=”url(“+this.star_image+”) “+image_pos+” / “+image_sizes[this.type][this.resolution][this.size][“bg_width”]+” “+image_sizes[this.type][this.resolution][this.size][“bg_height”];$(this.varname+”msg“+rating).style.fontWeight=”bold”;$(this.varname+”msg”).innerHTML=msg}}};this.set_voter_id=function(days){if(this.voter_id!=null){if(document.cookie.length>4000){var ca=document.cookie.split(“;”);var pdca=new Array();var pdi=0;var pds=0;for(var i=0;i<ca.length;i++){var c=ca[i];if(c.indexOf(“PDRTJS“)!=-1){c=c.replace(/^\s\s/,””).replace(/\s\s$/,””);pds+=c.length;pdca[pdi++]=c}}if(pds>3000){for(var i=0;i<pdca.length;i++){var c=pdca[i];pds-=c.length;var eq=c.indexOf(“=”);if(eq>0){c=unescape(c.substring(0,eq))}document.cookie=c+”=0;expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:01 GMT;path=/;”;if(pds<3000){break}}}}days=(typeof days==”undefined”)?30:parseInt(days);var today=new Date();today.setTime(today.getTime());var expires=606024days1000;var expires_date=new Date(today.getTime()+(expires));var name=”PDRTJS_”+this.type+”“+this.id+(this.item_id.length>0?this.item_id:escape(this.unique_id));document.cookie=name+”=”+escape(this.voter_id)+”;expires=”+expires_date.toGMTString()+”;path=/;”}};this.get_voter_id=function(){var name=”PDRTJS“+this.type+”“+this.id+(this.item_id.length>0?this.item_id:escape(this.unique_id));var the_cookie=””+document.cookie;var ind=the_cookie.indexOf(name+”=”);if(ind==-1||name==””){return 0}else{var ind1=the_cookie.indexOf(“;”,ind);if(ind1==-1){ind1=the_cookie.length}return unescape(the_cookie.substring(ind+name.length+1,ind1))}};this.is_secure=function(){return”https:”==document.location.protocol?true:false};if(this.item_id==null){this.item_id=””}this.get_rating()}var PDRTJS_doc=document.getElementsByTagName(“div”);var PDRTJS_id=””;for(var i=0;i<PDRTJS_doc.length;i++){if(PDRTJS_doc[i].id.substring(0,17)==”pd_rating_holder“){PDRTJS_id=PDRTJS_doc[i].id.replace(/pd_rating_holder_/,””).replace(/[^a-z0-9_]/gi,””);eval(“if ( typeof PDRTJS_”+PDRTJS_id+” == ‘undefined’ ){PDRTJS_”+PDRTJS_id+” = new PDRTJS_RATING( PDRTJS_settings_”+PDRTJS_id+” );}”)}};

                      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s