john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,061 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

561. You Cannot Even Give Them Your Heart 6/4/2007
562. Poem About Poetry - When Haiku Turns Into A Joke 6/4/2007
563. The Integrity To Be Friends 6/4/2007
564. Inspired By Issa - Plovers 6/7/2007
565. Inspired By Issa - Off To See The Play 6/8/2007
566. Propriety 6/9/2007
567. Unsmeared View 6/9/2007
568. Life Giving Force 6/9/2007
569. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Patau Patau Water Village (Federal Territory Of Labuan) 6/9/2007
570. Going Back A Cleansed Soul 6/14/2007
571. Inspired By Issa - Abandoned Nest 6/14/2007
572. Haiku - God I Am Sure 6/16/2007
573. Happy Father's Day 6/16/2007
574. A Creative Spirit 5/14/2007
575. Travel Haiku - Putting All The Men In Their Place Kit Deslauriers 6/22/2007
576. The Swinging Universe 6/22/2007
577. Inspired By Issa - Winter Rain 6/24/2007
578. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Releasing Baby Leatherbacks Into Sea At Tioman Island (State Of Pahang) 6/25/2007
579. Inspired By Issa - Lucky Gate 6/28/2007
580. Travel Haiku - Bo-Kaap Of Cape Town 7/28/2007
581. These Winter Sundays 7/28/2007
582. Somehow Someone Would Find Them 7/29/2007
583. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kuala Lumpur Tower 7/29/2007
584. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Lonely Planet Turns Racist 7/29/2007
585. Vietnam Travel Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Everything I Have To Pay More 7/30/2007
586. Bush Haikus 8/8/2007
587. Nature's Eyes And Soul 8/12/2007
588. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Hotel Rooms And Rubbish Bins Needed 7/20/2007
589. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Muine Red Sand Dune 7/20/2007
590. Why He Puts Me There 7/20/2007
591. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Mekong In My Hand 7/20/2007
592. Haiku - Overblown Ego 7/26/2007
593. Vietnam Travel Haiku - A Tower Of Garlic For The Gods 7/15/2007
594. Vietnam Travel Haiku - No More Change 7/15/2007
595. Inspired By Issa - Spring Peace 9/5/2007
596. Land And Face 9/5/2007
597. Two Parallel Lines 9/6/2007
598. Two Cauldrons Of Biases 9/6/2007
599. Rainbow Of Existence 9/9/2007
600. Inspired By Issa - Bottom Of Well 9/9/2007

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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One Similar Second

does the face
of every born child
in a similar second
vary because of
the minute space
each occupies
in the similar second?

does their life differ

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