john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

961. Travel Haiku - Discovering 7/15/2008
962. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Tainan Wufei Temple 7/21/2008
963. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Sun Moon Lake 7/21/2008
964. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Patron Saint For Brothels 7/22/2008
965. Travel Taiwan Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Taiwan Contemporary Arts Museum 7/22/2008
966. Travel Taiwan Haiku - The Boy Says ' We Lost To Kl' 7/23/2008
967. Vibes 7/25/2008
968. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Emperor Qian Long's Quirks 7/25/2008
969. Universal Ladder 7/25/2008
970. Travel Haiku - Japan Outdoor Sand Museum 7/26/2008
971. Travel Taiwan Haiku - The First 15 Minutes' Ride From Taoyuan Airport 7/26/2008
972. Haiku - Emily Dickinson's Verses 7/26/2008
973. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Taipei Main Station 7/27/2008
974. Travel Taiwan Haiku - The Pacifier Shops 7/23/2008
975. Travel Hongkong Haiku - The Real Stars 7/24/2008
976. Cambodia Haiku Series - Broken Temple, Broken Heart 7/24/2008
977. Travel Haiku - Kho Phi Phi Island (Thailand) 7/27/2008
978. Petroleum For The Mind 7/27/2008
979. A Rainbow To Treasure 7/27/2008
980. A Pinch Of Salt 7/27/2008
981. Stamped In Red 6/30/2008
982. Travel Taiwan Haiku - It's A Full Tale 8/2/2008
983. Inspired By Issa - Loving Mood 8/2/2008
984. The Man's Presence 8/2/2008
985. Travel Haiku - Go Vermont 8/2/2008
986. His Filial Piety 8/3/2008
987. Travel Hong Kong Haiku - Kowloon Star Walk 8/3/2008
988. Plath Versus Ted Hughes 8/4/2008
989. Manifestations Of Love 8/5/2008
990. The Converted 8/6/2008
991. This Cockroach 8/6/2008
992. Why Do Birds Chirp In The Trees? 8/7/2008
993. Vital Secrets 8/8/2008
994. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Danshui S American Wildlife Exhibition 8/10/2008
995. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Gombak Orang Asli Museum (State Of Selangor) 8/10/2008
996. Cambodia Travel Haiku Series - The Cold Face Of The Government Official 8/10/2008
997. Travel Haiku - Brian Head Biking Experience, Utah (United States Of America) 8/12/2008
998. Travel Haiku - Outer Banks 2 (North Carolina) 8/14/2008
999. Inspired By Issa - A Screaming Child 8/14/2008
1000. Travel Haiku - The Summer Palace, Beijing 8/14/2008

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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

Read the full of 02. Love, Love, Love

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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