john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,745 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

921. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Taman Negara (State Of Pahang) 6/12/2008
922. First Encounter - Sudirman Arshad 6/12/2008
923. Revelations 6/12/2008
924. Poem About Poetry - Words And Life 6/12/2008
925. Poem About Poetry - So Many Ways To Write 6/14/2008
926. Inspired By Issa - Prayers 6/14/2008
927. Travel Haiku - Anversa Hills (Italy) 6/14/2008
928. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Taman Negara Leeches (State Of Pahang) 6/14/2008
929. Two Sentient Beings 6/14/2008
930. Asian Gold - Sari, Cheongsam And Kimono 6/15/2008
931. When Did We Meeet? 6/15/2008
932. Dug Out Doll 2 6/15/2008
933. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Federal Hotel Revolving Lounge (Kuala Lumpur) 6/18/2008
934. Travel Haiku - Vancouver Music Festivals 6/18/2008
935. Critics 6/19/2008
936. A New World In A Bar Of Chocolate 6/20/2008
937. The Brain Is A Canvas 6/21/2008
938. Senryu (Humour Haiku) -Rich Neighbourhoood's Rats 6/21/2008
939. Haiku - When God Becomes A Liqueur 6/21/2008
940. Senryu - Errant Taxis 6/21/2008
941. Fearsome Storm 6/21/2008
942. Inspired By Issa - Defeated Wrestler 6/21/2008
943. Making Every Planet An Earth 6/21/2008
944. Boundless Sphere 6/22/2008
945. Death Bequeaths A Million Trillion Years To The Dead 6/22/2008
946. Condensing Space 6/23/2008
947. Lost 6/23/2008
948. Skeletal Monument 6/26/2008
949. Raynette Eitel Book Haiku - Harsh Country 6/27/2008
950. A Chinese Cemetery 6/28/2008
951. Travel Haiku - Cruise To Yangshuo (China) 6/28/2008
952. Travel Haiku - International Year Of The Reef 6/28/2008
953. Poem About Poetry - Poetic Enlightenment 6/28/2008
954. Travel Thailand Haiku - It's Carte Blanche For The Buddha 6/30/2008
955. Stamped In Red 6/30/2008
956. Travel Haiku - Strait Of Gibraltar 7/5/2008
957. Poem About Poetry - The Subtle Poet 7/5/2008
958. Travel Taiwan Haiku - National Palace Museum (Taipei) 7/7/2008
959. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Cicada's Song Of Love For Taipei 7/7/2008
960. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Kaoshiung Lotus Pond 7/11/2008

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 moon...it´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
    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

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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

water the world
before anything
else came along

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

they unveil them

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