john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,942 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

481. Dont Slight That Little Bird 5/9/2006
482. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is 6/4/2006
483. Cool Witnesses 5/10/2006
484. Cheap Socks 5/11/2006
485. Poem About Poetry - Flowers, The Poetry Maestros 5/12/2006
486. Midde Kingdom 5/13/2006
487. The Sky 5/14/2006
488. Autumn Despair 5/14/2006
489. His Special Song 5/19/2006
490. The Most Difficult Job 5/19/2006
491. Why He Maintains Himself As One 5/20/2006
492. Oh Mom 5/20/2006
493. Divine Pleasure And Vengeance 5/29/2006
494. Where The Real Man Is 8/23/2006
495. Love Is In The Sky 8/25/2006
496. Poem About Poery - Poetic World 8/26/2006
497. Poem About Poetry - An Orgasm Of Languages 8/27/2006
498. Tanka - Graceful Steps Of Love 8/27/2006
499. Another View 8/27/2006
500. What A Blessing! 8/29/2006
501. If Only 8/30/2006
502. Real Hell 8/31/2006
503. The Years Grow 8/31/2006
504. Visiting God On A Jetplane 9/1/2006
505. Haiku - Night Field 9/3/2006
506. Not A Single Cell Is Mine 9/3/2006
507. Footsteps Everywhere 5/15/2006
508. Tanka - You Lightly Talk To Me 5/18/2006
509. Art Is Heart 9/24/2006
510. Your Gaze 9/26/2006
511. Shades Of The Devil 9/27/2006
512. Tanka - Meeting 9/27/2006
513. To Heaven To Hell 10/9/2006
514. Ash And Dust 10/10/2006
515. The Crystal (Part One Of A True Experience) 10/11/2006
516. The Crystal (Part Ii Of A True Experience) 10/12/2006
517. The Crystal (Part Three Of A True Experience) 10/13/2006
518. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Pet Cat Yawns 10/14/2006
519. Flower Blooms As The Universe 10/14/2006
520. New Flowers, New Universes 10/14/2006

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
    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

04. Beautiful Women

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for a mother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

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

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