john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,804 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

721. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Bintangor (State Of Sarawak) 1/15/2008
722. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Laksa Sarawak (State Of Sarawak) 1/17/2008
723. Travel Laos Haiku - Chop Chop Chop 1/9/2008
724. Shopping Trail 1/10/2008
725. Travel Haiku - Belgium's Bruges Snow And Ice Sculpture Festival 1/10/2008
726. Haiku - Sidwalk Liberty 1/11/2008
727. Travel Thailand Haiku - Hua Hin December Fisherman's Pier 1/12/2008
728. Tongues 1/19/2008
729. So Light And Heavy 1/19/2008
730. Travel Haiku - The National Sports Center For The Disabled (Nscd) Colorado 1/21/2008
731. On Being Brought From Africa To America 1/22/2008
732. Mending A Broken Heart 1/24/2008
733. Travel Haiku - Jackson Hole 1/24/2008
734. Creation 1/25/2008
735. Living Without The Body 1/25/2008
736. Mother Vibration 1/25/2008
737. The Liars 1/27/2008
738. First Encounter - Brandon Lee 1/29/2008
739. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Palmist With Magnifying Glass 1/30/2008
740. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Ulu Geroh's Brookewings (State Of Perak) 2/2/2008
741. An Eternity To Get To The Right Taste, Smell 2/2/2008
742. The Brain Is A Stage For Words 2/3/2008
743. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Ulu Geroh - Asli Boys Shielding Nakedness (State Of Perak) 2/3/2008
744. Giving Your Body All The Right Chi 2/4/2008
745. Travel Haiku - Colorado Ski Joy 2/5/2008
746. Travel Haiku - Sport Fishing Capital Of The World, Islamorada 2/6/2008
747. Travel Thailand Haiku - Invincible Ayuthaya 1/26/2008
748. What Happens When A Person Dies 2/14/2008
749. First Encounter - Young Maggie Cheung 2/14/2008
750. Piano Keys 2/15/2008
751. Stem Cell Therapy 2/15/2008
752. Valentine Day Senryu (Humour) - Unsold Roses 2/15/2008
753. First Encounter - Leslie Cheung 2/16/2008
754. Daily Prayer To Myself 2/17/2008
755. Haiku - A Fish Twists In Sky 2/17/2008
756. Travel Haiku - Lulea Has Warmed Up 2/18/2008
757. How Have You Done Today? The Moon Asks 2/18/2008
758. Poem About Poetry - Poem Of Wings 2/19/2008
759. First Encounter - Tony Leung The Actor 2/19/2008
760. Our Business Is To Live 2/20/2008

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

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

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