john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,894 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

681. Inspired By Issa - Morning Frost 11/22/2007
682. Haiku - Hollywood Writers' Strike 2007 11/24/2007
683. Winter Haiku - The Snow 11/24/2007
684. The Search 11/25/2007
685. Travel Haiku - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (The United States) 11/25/2007
686. Haiku - The Smile Of Lights 11/27/2007
687. First Encounter - Skeeter Davis 11/28/2007
688. First Encounter - Jackie Chan 11/29/2007
689. Haiku - Abandoned Giant Jar 11/29/2007
690. Blank Years 12/4/2007
691. Brighter Things 12/4/2007
692. Travel Haiku - Cajun For Homecoming Son 12/6/2007
693. Inspired By Issa - Mountain Temple 12/7/2007
694. Love Begs To Cross The Line 12/7/2007
695. Inspired By Issa - Cherry Blossom Shade 12/8/2007
696. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Bali's Cheeky Monkeys 12/8/2007
697. Travel Cambodia Poem - A Lost Glory 12/12/2007
698. The Body 12/12/2007
699. Travel Laos Haiku - The Unripe Papaya 12/15/2007
700. Haiku Inspired By The Sufis - A Religion Of Finding God 12/16/2007
701. The Centre Of Two Women 12/16/2007
702. Never Meeting Eye To Eye 12/19/2007
703. Travel Laos Haiku - The Female Attendant Combing Her Hair Like A Princess 12/19/2007
704. Travel Thailand Haiku - Sukhotai Historical Park 12/27/2007
705. Travel Thailand Haiku - Buddhas Still In Meditation 12/28/2007
706. Travel Thailand Haiku - Chiangmai Sunday Night Bazaar 12/29/2007
707. Travel Thailand Haiku - Grand Stupas 12/29/2007
708. Travel Laos Haiku - Onwards To Chiangmai 12/23/2007
709. Awakening The Buddha 12/23/2007
710. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama 1/4/2008
711. Travel Thailand Haiku - Dont Turn The Buddha Into A Japanese 1/5/2008
712. Travel Thailand Haiku - White And Green Spotted Buddha 1/5/2008
713. Travel Laos Haiku - Cultural Performance At Royal Palace Museum Or Laos National Museum 1/7/2008
714. Travel Laos Haiku - They Still Want A King? 1/9/2008
715. Travel Laos Haiku - Chop Chop Chop 1/9/2008
716. Shopping Trail 1/10/2008
717. Travel Haiku - Belgium's Bruges Snow And Ice Sculpture Festival 1/10/2008
718. Haiku - Sidwalk Liberty 1/11/2008
719. Travel Thailand Haiku - Hua Hin December Fisherman's Pier 1/12/2008
720. Travel Thailand Haiku - Royal Bangkok 1/12/2008

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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