john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,926 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

401. The Me 3/23/2006
402. The Unwritten Is Also There 2/27/2006
403. Haiku - Lost Love 3/2/2006
404. Sight Could Not Contain Him 3/26/2006
405. We So Great 3/28/2006
406. I Admire The Human Race 3/28/2006
407. Big Bang 3/29/2006
408. Tanka - Some Quiet Drama 7/23/2006
409. Tanka - Bygone 7/23/2006
410. Soothing Graves 7/23/2006
411. When We Fell Out Of Love 7/28/2006
412. Total Blackout! 7/28/2006
413. A Well 7/28/2006
414. That Lonely Tree 7/30/2006
415. Shadow And Soul 8/2/2006
416. Drop Of Black 8/3/2006
417. Auntie's Chrysanthemums 8/10/2006
418. Close 8/11/2006
419. Guests Of Sun, Moon 8/12/2006
420. When God Becomes A A Liquor 8/17/2006
421. The Misguided 8/17/2006
422. Spring Conflagrations 8/18/2006
423. The Truth Between Us 8/20/2006
424. Monkeys 8/23/2006
425. Full Blooded Passion 5/29/2006
426. Every Good Thing 5/31/2006
427. The Note 5/31/2006
428. Forbidden Fruit 6/1/2006
429. After I Prayed For The Animals 7/26/2006
430. Realm Of God 7/27/2006
431. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is 6/4/2006
432. A New World 6/23/2006
433. Real Worth 6/23/2006
434. Cleansing Myself 6/23/2006
435. Haiku - Child Red With Lipstick 6/25/2006
436. Praying 6/27/2006
437. Poem About Poetry - When Poetry Comes 6/29/2006
438. The Hole In My Heart 4/30/2006
439. Up And Alone 4/30/2006
440. Black Men, White Men 5/1/2006

Comments about john tiong chunghoo

  • Mo. (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.

  • 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
    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

  • Derek Germain (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....?

Best Poem of john tiong chunghoo

01 And 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
the crickets sing their poems to the night
a million other insects contribute their share
to loosen up the night
for lovers, husbands and wives
while a tide of words too
creeps in all directions in my mental sphere
saturates the poetic bar of the intellect
waiting to be strummed into verses
the rhythm swims along with them
as i write out verse by verse
the moon my friend shares its light
the night wind inspires
lovelorn stars wave all the way
a ...

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Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
SOSes
crowding
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
consumed
by darkness

diamonds
returned to bellies
of earth

darkness
builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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