john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

881. Mother Cat Spreads Her Love 5/17/2008
882. Haiku - Burma Cyclone 2008 5/17/2008
883. Can Somebody Do Something? 5/18/2008
884. Inspired By Issa - Chrysanthemum 5/25/2008
885. Inspired By Issa - Altar Food 5/26/2008
886. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Jerangkang Waterfall, Kuantan (State Of Pahang) 5/26/2008
887. Rush Hour Zebra Crossing 5/27/2008
888. Onlookers Decide 5/27/2008
889. First Encounter - Ramli Ibrahim 5/27/2008
890. Poem About Poetry - Getting Real With Oneself 5/28/2008
891. Travel Haiku - St. Barthélemy (The Caribbean) 5/29/2008
892. Sharon Stone's Karma Remark 5/29/2008
893. First Encounter - Imamura Shohei 5/29/2008
894. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Danang Cham Museum 5/29/2008
895. Where God Signs His Name 5/29/2008
896. Childhood Autograph 5/30/2008
897. Travel Haiku - Heidelberg (Germany) 5/31/2008
898. Paintings 5/31/2008
899. Travel Haiku - San Francisco Local Taste City Tour 5/31/2008
900. First Encounter - Ken Ogata 5/31/2008
901. Recollection - First Poetic Impulse 5/31/2008
902. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - What A Shame! 6/1/2008
903. Burmese Cyclone Haiku 5/18/2008
904. Universes 5/18/2008
905. 1.0ne Most Beautiful Song 5/18/2008
906. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Black Presdent, White President 5/21/2008
907. Malaysiana - Pulau Batu Putih 5/23/2008
908. Travel Haiku - Spoleto Festival In Charleston (South Carolina) 5/23/2008
909. 1. A Virus Has Infected Me 5/25/2008
910. Jackasses 6/4/2008
911. The Artist's Canvas 6/4/2008
912. Travel Haiku - Troncones' Ranch And La Saladita (Mexico) 6/4/2008
913. A Free Park 6/5/2008
914. A Perfect Pearl 6/7/2008
915. Round The Clock Companion Of Grace 6/7/2008
916. Be Clammed 6/7/2008
917. Justice Is The Word 6/8/2008
918. So Long 6/8/2008
919. One Lucky Gal 6/8/2008
920. Savoury Effects 6/9/2008

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

Nature Is What You Dont See

nature is what we dont see
for instance the essence that pushes words out
for this poem fated for posterity
the birds that without fail
chirp at first light, morn breeze
the unseen clock working at the dot
nature is what we dont see
the nocturnal bloom, that folds itself
in the day, throws its fragrance
in the dead of night as lovers
hide in each others' bossoms
below the soft glare of the moon
centimetre by centimetre
it has inched forward to exhibit its
full blown majestry to the world
Nature is what we dont see
the shadow play master tilting ...

Read the full of Nature Is What You Dont See


water the world
before anything
else came along

from the water,
i heard record of things
old and new

they unveil them