john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

681. The Search 11/25/2007
682. Travel Haiku - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (The United States) 11/25/2007
683. Haiku - The Smile Of Lights 11/27/2007
684. First Encounter - Skeeter Davis 11/28/2007
685. First Encounter - Jackie Chan 11/29/2007
686. Haiku - Abandoned Giant Jar 11/29/2007
687. Ode To The Spider 11/10/2007
688. Time Secrets 11/10/2007
689. Blank Years 12/4/2007
690. Brighter Things 12/4/2007
691. Travel Haiku - Cajun For Homecoming Son 12/6/2007
692. Inspired By Issa - Cherry Blossom Shade 12/8/2007
693. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Bali's Cheeky Monkeys 12/8/2007
694. Travel Cambodia Poem - A Lost Glory 12/12/2007
695. The Body 12/12/2007
696. Travel Laos Haiku - The Unripe Papaya 12/15/2007
697. Haiku Inspired By The Sufis - A Religion Of Finding God 12/16/2007
698. The Centre Of Two Women 12/16/2007
699. Never Meeting Eye To Eye 12/19/2007
700. Travel Laos Haiku - The Female Attendant Combing Her Hair Like A Princess 12/19/2007
701. Inspired By Issa - Mountain Temple 12/7/2007
702. Love Begs To Cross The Line 12/7/2007
703. Travel Thailand Haiku - Sukhotai Historical Park 12/27/2007
704. Travel Thailand Haiku - Buddhas Still In Meditation 12/28/2007
705. Travel Thailand Haiku - Chiangmai Sunday Night Bazaar 12/29/2007
706. Travel Thailand Haiku - Grand Stupas 12/29/2007
707. Travel Laos Haiku - Onwards To Chiangmai 12/23/2007
708. Awakening The Buddha 12/23/2007
709. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama 1/4/2008
710. Travel Laos Haiku - Cultural Performance At Royal Palace Museum Or Laos National Museum 1/7/2008
711. Travel Laos Haiku - They Still Want A King? 1/9/2008
712. Travel Thailand Haiku - Royal Bangkok 1/12/2008
713. Inspired By Issa - Winter Wind 1/13/2008
714. One God Shining In A Miillion Ways 1/13/2008
715. East Headed 1/13/2008
716. Haiku - Dancer And Shadow 1/14/2008
717. The Most Powerful Living Force 1/15/2008
718. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Bintangor (State Of Sarawak) 1/15/2008
719. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Laksa Sarawak (State Of Sarawak) 1/17/2008
720. Shopping Trail 1/10/2008

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 ...

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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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