john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,083 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

801. Redefining Maxims 3/27/2008
802. Haiku - Signature 3/27/2008
803. Haiku - Love Whisper 3/27/2008
804. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - 6666 Foot Peak, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/27/2008
805. Travel Haiku - Lyon Musée Des Beaux-Arts (France) 3/29/2008
806. Nature Is A Metaphor Of 3/30/2008
807. Chosen People 3/31/2008
808. You Wouldnt Want To Be Him 4/1/2008
809. Travel Haiku - Black Hills (South Dakota) 4/1/2008
810. Inspired By Issa - The Beach Wind Blows 4/1/2008
811. Poem About Poetry - Poetic Lords 4/2/2008
812. At His Courtesy 4/2/2008
813. Travel Haiku - Colorado Mountain Biking 4/2/2008
814. Travel Haiku - Las Vegas Bali Hai 4/3/2008
815. White As Truth 4/4/2008
816. Haiku - Dawn Lake 4/4/2008
817. Another Self 4/5/2008
818. Travel Haiku - Isla Holbox Off Of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula 4/5/2008
819. Senryu - Anti Wrinkle Cream 3/30/2008
820. Poem About Poetry - The Poetic Space 3/31/2008
821. The Diamond, The Socrateses In You 4/7/2008
822. Inspired By Issa - Summer Kimono 4/8/2008
823. Travel Haiku - Dominica (Caribbean) 4/9/2008
824. First Encounter - Sylvia Chang 4/10/2008
825. Travel Haiku - El Paso 4/10/2008
826. Travel Haiku - New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival 4/11/2008
827. Travel Haiku - Austin Live Music Capital Of The World (State Of Texas) 4/12/2008
828. Travel Haiku - Squaw Valley (State Of California) 4/12/2008
829. The Greats Toil For Their Poems 4/13/2008
830. Inspired By Issa - Cycle Of Births 4/13/2008
831. Candles 4/13/2008
832. Haiku - The Only Thing Not Taken 4/14/2008
833. Poem About Poetry - Verbosities 4/16/2008
834. Travel Haiku - City Of Superlatives Dubai 4/17/2008
835. Ignorance Drowned Me 4/17/2008
836. Inspired By Matsuo Basho - These Cherry Blossoms 4/18/2008
837. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sultan Abu Bakar Lake Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 4/19/2008
838. Between The Gap 4/19/2008
839. Dreams, Where Do They Come From? 4/19/2008
840. The House Plants 4/19/2008

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
    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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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

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