john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

761. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Darkened Ink 2/24/2008
762. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Pulau Ketam (State Of Selangor) 2/25/2008
763. An Overblown Overblown Balloon 2/26/2008
764. Sun And Sunflowers 2/26/2008
765. Poem About Poetry - I Know How God Writes His Poem 2/26/2008
766. 1. After Basho's Famous Frog Haiku 2/27/2008
767. Our Business Is To Live 2/20/2008
768. Ceiling 3/1/2008
769. Travel Haiku - Hampi (India) 3/1/2008
770. Ode To Morn 3/1/2008
771. Condensing Evolution 3/3/2008
772. The Real Winners 3/4/2008
773. Haiku - Unrepentent 3/4/2008
774. Each Word Breathes The Breath Of Every Soul 3/5/2008
775. Guardsmen 3/5/2008
776. Total Lunar Eclipse February 20 Inspired Poem 3/9/2008
777. Lowering Expectation 3/9/2008
778. Spring Haiku - New Child 3/10/2008
779. Shadows 3/10/2008
780. Haiku - Piercing The Silence 3/7/2008
781. Travel Haiku - China Summer Olympics 3/10/2008
782. Inspired By Issa - While I Was Away 3/12/2008
783. Why We Never Meet 3/13/2008
784. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Dusk Of Emily Dickinson (Sibu, State Of Sarawak) 3/13/2008
785. Travel Haiku - Vail Mega Ski Resort 3/19/2008
786. Travel Haiku - Big Sky Resort (State Of Montana) 3/20/2008
787. Flowing Along With The Tide 3/22/2008
788. The Realised Soul 3/22/2008
789. Manifestations 3/23/2008
790. Haiku - Man Is 3/23/2008
791. Haiku - Man Is Nature Personified 3/26/2008
792. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Driver Honks, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/26/2008
793. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Liver Cancer Herds, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/26/2008
794. Travel Haiku - Palace On Wheels (India) 3/26/2008
795. Language Fengshui 3/26/2008
796. In Sequence 3/27/2008
797. Plain White 3/27/2008
798. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Jim Thompson, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/27/2008
799. Redefining Maxims 3/27/2008
800. Haiku - Signature 3/27/2008

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

06. Haiku - Alone

his childhood
warms him up

he warms up to
his childhood

his heaven

his childhood
a repository of warmth

my heart on
a sea of sublimity

so lonely
a poem helps fill out
the emptiness

the world
a graveyard

so lonely
i cheer up myself
writing a poem about loneliness

so lonely
i write a poem to fill out
the emptiness

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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