john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,879 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

761. Vietnam Travel Haiku - No More Change 7/15/2007
762. Travel Haiku - Lake Superior, Minnesota 8/17/2007
763. Inspired By Issa - Pleasure Boat 8/17/2007
764. Travel Haiku - Swimming Away The Blues (Hawaii) 8/22/2007
765. Poem About Poetry - I Am Poetry 8/29/2007
766. Travel Haiku - Millennium Park (Chicago) 8/30/2007
767. Travel Haiku - The Great Ocean Road (Australia) 8/30/2007
768. Faces 8/31/2007
769. Inspired By Issa - Just Existing 8/31/2007
770. Silhouette 8/31/2007
771. Travel Haiku - The Barbeque Trail (State Of Texas) 9/1/2007
772. Inspired By Issa - Spring Peace 9/5/2007
773. Land And Face 9/5/2007
774. Two Parallel Lines 9/6/2007
775. Two Cauldrons Of Biases 9/6/2007
776. Rainbow Of Existence 9/9/2007
777. Inspired By Issa - Bottom Of Well 9/9/2007
778. Malaysiana - Quirky Hang Jebat Poem 9/10/2007
779. Touch Me First 9/11/2007
780. Inspired By Issa - Bathing In The Fallen Plum Blossoms 9/15/2007
781. Skies Of Birth 9/17/2007
782. Show You What Love Is 9/19/2007
783. Showing Love 9/19/2007
784. Malaysiana - Honourable Malays 9/21/2007
785. Travel Haiku - Torres Del Paine National Park (Chile) 9/21/2007
786. Inspired By Issa - My Hut's Lamp 9/21/2007
787. New Words 9/21/2007
788. Inspired By Issa - Cornerstone 9/21/2007
789. Poem About Poetry - My Body A Little Poem 9/22/2007
790. Poem About Poetry - Gems Of Verses 9/22/2007
791. Five Realms 9/23/2007
792. Inspired By Issa - Blooming Plum 9/23/2007
793. These Eyes 9/23/2007
794. Myanmar Upheaval Haiku - The Sacrificed Monks 9/29/2007
795. Where Are You? 9/29/2007
796. Myanmar - Air Of Freedom 9/29/2007
797. Nature's Whispers 9/30/2007
798. Receptors 9/30/2007
799. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Nilai (State Of Negeri Sembilan) 9/30/2007
800. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Sweetness Of Sarikei (State Of Sarawak) 9/30/2007

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

04. Beautiful Women

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for a mother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
SOSes
crowding
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
consumed
by darkness

diamonds
returned to bellies
of earth

darkness
builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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