john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,147 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

921. Travel Haiku - Crooked Creek King Salmon (Alaska) 6/9/2008
922. Cambodia Travel Haiku Series - What An Envy These Trishaw Boys 6/10/2008
923. Travel Haiku - Sanno Masturi (Tokyo) 6/10/2008
924. The Ears And The Eyes 6/1/2008
925. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Another Four Years? 6/7/2008
926. Man A System Of The Divine 6/7/2008
927. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Taman Negara (State Of Pahang) 6/12/2008
928. First Encounter - Sudirman Arshad 6/12/2008
929. Revelations 6/12/2008
930. Poem About Poetry - Words And Life 6/12/2008
931. Poem About Poetry - So Many Ways To Write 6/14/2008
932. Inspired By Issa - Prayers 6/14/2008
933. Travel Haiku - Anversa Hills (Italy) 6/14/2008
934. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Taman Negara Leeches (State Of Pahang) 6/14/2008
935. Two Sentient Beings 6/14/2008
936. Asian Gold - Sari, Cheongsam And Kimono 6/15/2008
937. When Did We Meeet? 6/15/2008
938. Dug Out Doll 2 6/15/2008
939. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Federal Hotel Revolving Lounge (Kuala Lumpur) 6/18/2008
940. Travel Haiku - Vancouver Music Festivals 6/18/2008
941. Critics 6/19/2008
942. A New World In A Bar Of Chocolate 6/20/2008
943. The Brain Is A Canvas 6/21/2008
944. Senryu (Humour Haiku) -Rich Neighbourhoood's Rats 6/21/2008
945. Haiku - When God Becomes A Liqueur 6/21/2008
946. Senryu - Errant Taxis 6/21/2008
947. Fearsome Storm 6/21/2008
948. Inspired By Issa - Defeated Wrestler 6/21/2008
949. Making Every Planet An Earth 6/21/2008
950. Boundless Sphere 6/22/2008
951. Death Bequeaths A Million Trillion Years To The Dead 6/22/2008
952. Condensing Space 6/23/2008
953. Lost 6/23/2008
954. Skeletal Monument 6/26/2008
955. Raynette Eitel Book Haiku - Harsh Country 6/27/2008
956. A Chinese Cemetery 6/28/2008
957. Travel Haiku - Cruise To Yangshuo (China) 6/28/2008
958. Travel Haiku - International Year Of The Reef 6/28/2008
959. Poem About Poetry - Poetic Enlightenment 6/28/2008
960. Travel Thailand Haiku - It's Carte Blanche For The Buddha 6/30/2008

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 ...

Read the full of 01 And The Moon And The Stars And The World

Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
by darkness

returned to bellies
of earth

builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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