john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,055 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

761. Our Business Is To Live 2/20/2008
762. Light As Flight 2/21/2008
763. Travel Haiku - Culinary Tour Of Provence 2/21/2008
764. Journalism Versus Poetry 2/24/2008
765. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Darkened Ink 2/24/2008
766. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Pulau Ketam (State Of Selangor) 2/25/2008
767. An Overblown Overblown Balloon 2/26/2008
768. Sun And Sunflowers 2/26/2008
769. Poem About Poetry - I Know How God Writes His Poem 2/26/2008
770. 1. After Basho's Famous Frog Haiku 2/27/2008
771. Ceiling 3/1/2008
772. Travel Haiku - Hampi (India) 3/1/2008
773. Ode To Morn 3/1/2008
774. Condensing Evolution 3/3/2008
775. Each Word Breathes The Breath Of Every Soul 3/5/2008
776. Guardsmen 3/5/2008
777. The Real Winners 3/4/2008
778. Haiku - Unrepentent 3/4/2008
779. Haiku - Piercing The Silence 3/7/2008
780. Total Lunar Eclipse February 20 Inspired Poem 3/9/2008
781. Lowering Expectation 3/9/2008
782. Spring Haiku - New Child 3/10/2008
783. Shadows 3/10/2008
784. Inspired By Issa - While I Was Away 3/12/2008
785. Why We Never Meet 3/13/2008
786. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Dusk Of Emily Dickinson (Sibu, State Of Sarawak) 3/13/2008
787. Travel Haiku - Vail Mega Ski Resort 3/19/2008
788. Travel Haiku - Big Sky Resort (State Of Montana) 3/20/2008
789. Flowing Along With The Tide 3/22/2008
790. The Realised Soul 3/22/2008
791. Travel Haiku - Palace On Wheels (India) 3/26/2008
792. Language Fengshui 3/26/2008
793. In Sequence 3/27/2008
794. Plain White 3/27/2008
795. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Jim Thompson, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/27/2008
796. Redefining Maxims 3/27/2008
797. Haiku - Signature 3/27/2008
798. Haiku - Love Whisper 3/27/2008
799. Manifestations 3/23/2008
800. Haiku - Man Is 3/23/2008

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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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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