john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,745 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

361. The Hole In My Heart 4/30/2006
362. Up And Alone 4/30/2006
363. Black Men, White Men 5/1/2006
364. A Fraction Of The Mental Sphere 5/6/2006
365. The Goal 5/7/2006
366. Dont Slight That Little Bird 5/9/2006
367. Cool Witnesses 5/10/2006
368. Cheap Socks 5/11/2006
369. Poem About Poetry - Flowers, The Poetry Maestros 5/12/2006
370. Midde Kingdom 5/13/2006
371. The Sky 5/14/2006
372. Footsteps Everywhere 5/15/2006
373. Tanka - You Lightly Talk To Me 5/18/2006
374. His Special Song 5/19/2006
375. Why He Maintains Himself As One 5/20/2006
376. Oh Mom 5/20/2006
377. Divine Pleasure And Vengeance 5/29/2006
378. Where The Real Man Is 8/23/2006
379. Poem About Poery - Poetic World 8/26/2006
380. Poem About Poetry - An Orgasm Of Languages 8/27/2006
381. Tanka - Graceful Steps Of Love 8/27/2006
382. What A Blessing! 8/29/2006
383. If Only 8/30/2006
384. Real Hell 8/31/2006
385. The Years Grow 8/31/2006
386. Visiting God On A Jetplane 9/1/2006
387. Haiku - Night Field 9/3/2006
388. Not A Single Cell Is Mine 9/3/2006
389. Art Is Heart 9/24/2006
390. Your Gaze 9/26/2006
391. Shades Of The Devil 9/27/2006
392. Tanka - Meeting 9/27/2006
393. Looking Doubly Good 9/8/2006
394. Pulsating Vibrations 9/28/2006
395. To Heaven To Hell 10/9/2006
396. Ash And Dust 10/10/2006
397. The Crystal (Part One Of A True Experience) 10/11/2006
398. The Crystal (Part Ii Of A True Experience) 10/12/2006
399. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Pet Cat Yawns 10/14/2006
400. Flower Blooms As The Universe 10/14/2006

Comments about john tiong chunghoo

  • Sílvia Oliveira (1/18/2008 6:36:00 AM)

    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 (6/2/2007 1:30:00 PM)

    ''Keep On! ! ''

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  • Stewart Mckenzie (5/3/2005 6:59:00 PM)

    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 (3/28/2005 2:29:00 PM)

    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
    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 (3/23/2005 7:42:00 PM)

    I like the Haiku's. I thought they were supposed to be 5 syllables,7 syllables, and the 5 again....?

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Best Poem of john tiong chunghoo

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
chirp at first light, morn breeze
the unseen clock working at the dot
nature is what we dont see
the nocturnal bloom, that folds itself
in the day, throws its fragrance
in the dead of night as lovers
hide in each others' bossoms
below the soft glare of the moon
centimetre by centimetre
it has inched forward to exhibit its
full blown majestry to the world
Nature is what we dont see
the shadow play master tilting ...

Read the full of Nature Is What You Dont See


water the world
before anything
else came along

from the water,
i heard record of things
old and new

they unveil them

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