john tiong chunghoo

john tiong chunghoo

Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia
john tiong chunghoo
Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia
Thank you for visiting this page. John is known more as a haiku poet though he is as passionate in writing other forms of poetry and equally good at them. His poems have been used by universities, colleges and schools in various parts of the world. Some have also been used for the internationally recognised GCE and the American International Bacca ...
Popular Poems
01and The Moon And The Stars And The World
long walk at night
the breeze freezes my spirit
the moon warms it up
pulling at my poetic soul
02. Love, Love, Love
i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life
Nature Is What You Dont See
nature is what we dont see
for instance the essence that pushes words out
for this poem fated for posterity
the birds that without fail
04. Beautiful Women
young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful
06. Haiku - Alone
his childhood
warms him up
Popular Quotes
18 November 2014
the power of words - they can take you anywhere you can imagine.


Soran M. H 21 December 2019
very nice poems, well done, thanks, all the best that is what we are expecting from a good poet such as you dear friend
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Takayuki Yamada 18 December 2016
We would like to invite poets to submit works or proposals for presentation which celebrate the importance of the environment and sustainability at the 4th Conference on Human Development in Asia held on the weekend of April 29-30,2017 in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima! For more details visit
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Takayuki Yamada 18 December 2016
We would welcome poets to celebrate the importance of Mother Earth, Nature and Sustainability by submitting a poem or even a presentation for the 4th Conference on Human Development in Asia held in Hiroshima, Japan on the weekend of April 29-30,2017 Visit http: // for details.
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Amy Dickens 13 April 2015
find your poems deep and intense it identify with the eternity i feel inside me...
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excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels. i invite you to read my poem
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Khoirun Niam 21 February 2010
a nice poem john, love to see you, hope sometimes we could talk about that poem, bravo
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p.a. noushad 16 January 2010
nice poems, they inspire me much
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Olga Neagu 19 August 2009
beautiful poem, John...I becam member here only for reading your verses...good, now I look for the haiku
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Wonderfully enlightening poetry portraying many different aspects of life, A real joy to read and be inspired by.Thank you.
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Sílvia Oliveira 26 April 2008
john, i´ll read more of your works, I really deserve it! you´re excellent! that part of blood means that I´m a woman at first place, but it may also mean a metaphor in terms of that biblical passage when Jesus had ben sweating blood under the Oliver Tree Mount... It´s can represent the pain felt by the humanity. Thanks for commenting! Warmly, Sílvia
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Sílvia Oliveira 18 January 2008
john, I simply loved this poem of yours! congratulations on all of them, but when it comes to be a poem that includes the full´s the most inspiring thing to me, ever!
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Molaire Jules 02 June 2007
''Keep On! ! ''
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Stewart Mckenzie 03 May 2005
Not rubbish - modern physics, see for example 'The Elegant Universe' by Brian Greene. The time of a traveler moving at the speed of light relative to you is stopped according to your watch, just as your time is to the traveler. This is Einstein's special theory of relativity. Photons are sub-atomic “entities” that convey light. They have the extraordinary property of always traveling at the same speed no matter where they are coming from, from where they are observed, or how fast, or in what direction the observer is traveling. Since light travels at the speed of light relative to anything, everything, there is no time in the realm of light (also it is by no means clear that light is bound by the laws of space, see the new work on entangled photons that appear to communicate instantaneously no matter how far apart) . Strange but true. The eight odd seconds that light takes to reach you from the sun is your time, not light's. As a poet I recommend that you read the new cosmology, it is very strange but very beautiful.
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Stewart Mckenzie 28 March 2005
A Buddhist monk was once asked if art could be a path to enlightenment. He answered that it was a good way to start but the danger was that one became attached to one's creations. I send you to renderings of D. T. Suzuki's translations of Kaku-an's poems for the first and eighth oxherding pictures. Searching For The Ox (first oxherding picture) Kaku-an Shi-en Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD Alone in the wild Lost in the forest The boy searches searches The flooding streams The distant mountains The endless path Exhausted In despair Nowhere to go At dusk he hears only cicadas Buzzing in the maple woods From a translation by D. T. Suzuki Ox and Man Vanish (eighth oxherding picture) Kaku-an Shi-en Sung Dynasty China ca.1300 AD Nothing there No whip - no rope - no man - no ox Who can tell the size of the sky? No snowflakes fall above the fire When all this is so The ancient Mind appears From a translation by D. T. Suzuki
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Kareem Abdulrahim 23 March 2005
I like the Haiku's. I thought they were supposed to be 5 syllables,7 syllables, and the 5 again....?
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