john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,804 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

401. New Flowers, New Universes 10/14/2006
402. A Trinity 10/1/2006
403. This Heart Is Tuned Up Like A Piano 10/6/2006
404. Tanka - Flying In An Aeroplane 7/1/2006
405. The Loss 7/1/2006
406. Clearing The Mind 7/1/2006
407. Game For Gods And Goddesses 7/2/2006
408. Leaping From Realm To Realm 7/2/2006
409. Mission Accomplished 7/7/2006
410. Man - A Macrocosm Of Nature's Intelligence 7/9/2006
411. The Green Bean On The Third Day 7/11/2006
412. Persistence 7/12/2006
413. Where Was The Pen? 7/13/2006
414. Legs, Hands, Legs, Hands, The City Grinds To A Halt 7/13/2006
415. Pablo 7/15/2006
416. Scents And Memory 7/18/2006
417. Where There Is No Time 7/21/2006
418. Paying To Experience Life And Death 10/21/2006
419. Thought Print, Life Print 10/21/2006
420. The Octopus 10/25/2006
421. Egrets 10/25/2006
422. Sensible 10/25/2006
423. Waiting For You 10/29/2006
424. His Charms 10/29/2006
425. The Lord Cries 10/29/2006
426. Another Enlightenment 11/5/2006
427. Tanka - Late Grandma's Index Finger 11/11/2006
428. Eyes And Hearts 11/21/2006
429. The Only Export From One Age To The Other 11/22/2006
430. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Chimes 11/22/2006
431. Senses 11/22/2006
432. Receptacle Of Bliss 11/23/2006
433. Essence Of His Creativity 11/23/2006
434. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Taman Negara (State Of Pahang) 11/25/2006
435. A Round Round Ball 11/28/2006
436. How Much Can A Mind Take? 12/1/2006
437. Haiku - Pope And Mufti Facing Mecca Prayers 12/2/2006
438. Travel Haiku - South Africa 12/3/2006
439. Haiku - Another Sloppy Bachelor 12/5/2006
440. What God Wants 12/8/2006

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

Warm And Soft As Breath

butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours