john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,939 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

961. Shadows 3/10/2008
962. Inspired By Issa - While I Was Away 3/12/2008
963. Why We Never Meet 3/13/2008
964. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Dusk Of Emily Dickinson (Sibu, State Of Sarawak) 3/13/2008
965. Travel Haiku - Vail Mega Ski Resort 3/19/2008
966. Fiercely One Dimensional 3/20/2008
967. Travel Haiku - Big Sky Resort (State Of Montana) 3/20/2008
968. Flowing Along With The Tide 3/22/2008
969. The Realised Soul 3/22/2008
970. Haiku - Piercing The Silence 3/7/2008
971. Travel Haiku - China Summer Olympics 3/10/2008
972. Manifestations 3/23/2008
973. Haiku - Man Is 3/23/2008
974. Haiku - Man Is Nature Personified 3/26/2008
975. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Driver Honks, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/26/2008
976. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Liver Cancer Herds, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/26/2008
977. Travel Haiku - Palace On Wheels (India) 3/26/2008
978. Language Fengshui 3/26/2008
979. In Sequence 3/27/2008
980. Plain White 3/27/2008
981. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Jim Thompson, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/27/2008
982. Redefining Maxims 3/27/2008
983. Haiku - Signature 3/27/2008
984. Haiku - Love Whisper 3/27/2008
985. Travel Haiku - Botswana's Okavango Delta 3/27/2008
986. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - 6666 Foot Peak, Cameron Highlands (State Of Pahang) 3/27/2008
987. Travel Haiku - Lyon Musée Des Beaux-Arts (France) 3/29/2008
988. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is That Girl At The Corner 3/30/2008
989. Nature Is A Metaphor Of 3/30/2008
990. Senryu - Anti Wrinkle Cream 3/30/2008
991. Chosen People 3/31/2008
992. You Wouldnt Want To Be Him 4/1/2008
993. Travel Haiku - Black Hills (South Dakota) 4/1/2008
994. Inspired By Issa - The Beach Wind Blows 4/1/2008
995. Poem About Poetry - Poetic Lords 4/2/2008
996. At His Courtesy 4/2/2008
997. Travel Haiku - Colorado Mountain Biking 4/2/2008
998. Travel Haiku - Las Vegas Bali Hai 4/3/2008
999. White As Truth 4/4/2008
1000. Haiku - Dawn Lake 4/4/2008

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

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

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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