john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

561. The Real Fengshui 4/15/2007
562. A Creative Spirit 5/14/2007
563. Inspired By Issa - Plovers 6/7/2007
564. Inspired By Issa - Off To See The Play 6/8/2007
565. Propriety 6/9/2007
566. Unsmeared View 6/9/2007
567. Life Giving Force 6/9/2007
568. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Patau Patau Water Village (Federal Territory Of Labuan) 6/9/2007
569. Going Back A Cleansed Soul 6/14/2007
570. Inspired By Issa - Abandoned Nest 6/14/2007
571. Haiku - God I Am Sure 6/16/2007
572. Happy Father's Day 6/16/2007
573. Travel Haiku - Putting All The Men In Their Place Kit Deslauriers 6/22/2007
574. The Swinging Universe 6/22/2007
575. Inspired By Issa - Winter Rain 6/24/2007
576. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Releasing Baby Leatherbacks Into Sea At Tioman Island (State Of Pahang) 6/25/2007
577. Inspired By Issa - Lucky Gate 6/28/2007
578. Vietnam Travel Haiku - A Tower Of Garlic For The Gods 7/15/2007
579. Vietnam Travel Haiku - No More Change 7/15/2007
580. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Hotel Rooms And Rubbish Bins Needed 7/20/2007
581. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Muine Red Sand Dune 7/20/2007
582. Why He Puts Me There 7/20/2007
583. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Mekong In My Hand 7/20/2007
584. Haiku - Overblown Ego 7/26/2007
585. Travel Haiku - Bo-Kaap Of Cape Town 7/28/2007
586. These Winter Sundays 7/28/2007
587. Somehow Someone Would Find Them 7/29/2007
588. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kuala Lumpur Tower 7/29/2007
589. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Lonely Planet Turns Racist 7/29/2007
590. Vietnam Travel Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Everything I Have To Pay More 7/30/2007
591. Bush Haikus 8/8/2007
592. Nature's Eyes And Soul 8/12/2007
593. Trapez Duo 8/14/2007
594. Travel Haiku - Lake Superior, Minnesota 8/17/2007
595. Inspired By Issa - Pleasure Boat 8/17/2007
596. Travel Haiku - Swimming Away The Blues (Hawaii) 8/22/2007
597. Haiku - My Mind Is A Fish 8/26/2007
598. Inspired By Issa - The Little Tub 8/26/2007
599. Travel Haiku - Millennium Park (Chicago) 8/30/2007
600. Travel Haiku - The Great Ocean Road (Australia) 8/30/2007

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 moon...it´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
    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

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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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

Read the full of 02. Love, Love, Love

Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away

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