john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,136 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

881. Travel Thailand Haiku - Grand Stupas 12/29/2007
882. Travel Laos Haiku - Onwards To Chiangmai 12/23/2007
883. Awakening The Buddha 12/23/2007
884. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama 1/4/2008
885. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Democrats Nomination Race To Make History 1/5/2008
886. Travel Thailand Haiku - Dont Turn The Buddha Into A Japanese 1/5/2008
887. Travel Thailand Haiku - White And Green Spotted Buddha 1/5/2008
888. Travel Laos Haiku - Chop Chop Chop 1/9/2008
889. Shopping Trail 1/10/2008
890. Travel Haiku - Belgium's Bruges Snow And Ice Sculpture Festival 1/10/2008
891. Haiku - Sidwalk Liberty 1/11/2008
892. Travel Thailand Haiku - Hua Hin December Fisherman's Pier 1/12/2008
893. Travel Thailand Haiku - Royal Bangkok 1/12/2008
894. Inspired By Issa - Winter Wind 1/13/2008
895. One God Shining In A Miillion Ways 1/13/2008
896. East Headed 1/13/2008
897. Haiku - Dancer And Shadow 1/14/2008
898. The Most Powerful Living Force 1/15/2008
899. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Bintangor (State Of Sarawak) 1/15/2008
900. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Laksa Sarawak (State Of Sarawak) 1/17/2008
901. Travel Laos Haiku - Cultural Performance At Royal Palace Museum Or Laos National Museum 1/7/2008
902. Travel Laos Haiku - They Still Want A King? 1/9/2008
903. Tongues 1/19/2008
904. So Light And Heavy 1/19/2008
905. Mending A Broken Heart 1/24/2008
906. Travel Haiku - Jackson Hole 1/24/2008
907. Creation 1/25/2008
908. Living Without The Body 1/25/2008
909. Mother Vibration 1/25/2008
910. The Liars 1/27/2008
911. First Encounter - Brandon Lee 1/29/2008
912. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Palmist With Magnifying Glass 1/30/2008
913. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Ulu Geroh's Brookewings (State Of Perak) 2/2/2008
914. An Eternity To Get To The Right Taste, Smell 2/2/2008
915. Weaknesses That Become Strengths 2/2/2008
916. The Brain Is A Stage For Words 2/3/2008
917. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Ulu Geroh - Asli Boys Shielding Nakedness (State Of Perak) 2/3/2008
918. Giving Your Body All The Right Chi 2/4/2008
919. Travel Haiku - Colorado Ski Joy 2/5/2008
920. Travel Haiku - Sport Fishing Capital Of The World, Islamorada 2/6/2008

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

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

Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away

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