john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

841. Dreams, Where Do They Come From? 4/19/2008
842. The House Plants 4/19/2008
843. The Haiku Gem 4/24/2008
844. Poem About Poetry - Earth Day Poem 4/24/2008
845. Travel Haiku - Iguaca Falls (Brazil) 4/25/2008
846. Travel Haiku - Birmingham International Dance Festival (United Kingdom) 4/25/2008
847. Holding On 4/26/2008
848. The Clock Invites The Child To Have Fun 4/26/2008
849. Nature's Supplications 4/26/2008
850. Travel Haiku - Madness In Memphis 4/26/2008
851. Inspired By Issa - Bed Bug 4/21/2008
852. Everybody Is The Chosen One 4/21/2008
853. Malaysiana - David Or Goliath - The New Voice 4/28/2008
854. Travel Haiku - San Diego's Fiesta Cinco De Mayo 4/29/2008
855. Candle In The Wind 4/30/2008
856. Travel Haiku - Mongolia Sojourn 5/2/2008
857. Travel Haiku - Love Shack (Fort Worth, Dallas) 5/2/2008
858. Travel Hong Kong Haiku - Shopping In The Alleyways 5/2/2008
859. Haiku - The Devil's Disease 5/2/2008
860. Inspired By Issa - Distant Sight 5/2/2008
861. All Were Surprised 5/2/2008
862. Crest Of The Wave 5/2/2008
863. Travel Haiku - Minneapolis Cultural Wonders 5/3/2008
864. Nature Painfully Fights Back 5/4/2008
865. A Washout 5/4/2008
866. Travel Singapore Senryu (Humour Haiku) - The Half Price Connection 5/5/2008
867. Travel Singaore Haiku - The Link Hotel 5/5/2008
868. Travel Singapore Poem - Jua Ji Or Paper Notes 5/5/2008
869. Travel Haiku - Philadelphia International Children Festival 5/6/2008
870. The Extra Space 5/6/2008
871. Travel Haiku - Himalayan National Park Nepal 5/7/2008
872. The Mind Bouncing Into Mud 5/9/2008
873. Travel Haiku - Cannes Film Festival (French Riveria) 5/9/2008
874. Trillion Million Trillion Million Wonders 5/11/2008
875. Travel Haiku - New York Photo Festival 5/12/2008
876. Travel Haiku - Michigan's Lakeshore 5/15/2008
877. Travel Japan Haiku - Yokohama 5/15/2008
878. The Leaves 5/15/2008
879. Haiku - The Sichuan Earthquake 2008 5/16/2008
880. Thanks For Photographing Me 5/17/2008

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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