john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,798 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1001. A Sparkling Diamond 8/17/2008
1002. Just One Or Two Is Enough 8/17/2008
1003. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Bali's Giant Gods 8/22/2008
1004. Travel Haiku - Curecanti National Recreation Area (Colorado) 8/23/2008
1005. A Distant Universe 8/23/2008
1006. Travel Hong Kong Haiku - The Distant Hills 8/23/2008
1007. A Smile To Remember 8/23/2008
1008. Shocking But True - A Newspaper Interview 8/24/2008
1009. Travel Cambodia Poem - The Fallen Temple 8/25/2008
1010. Travel Haiku - Democratic National Convention, Denver 8/26/2008
1011. Travel Haiku - Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts) 8/29/2008
1012. Fengshui Of The Face 8/29/2008
1013. A Dance With Debussy 8/29/2008
1014. Travel Macao Haiku - City Of Dreams 8/29/2008
1015. A Dance With Brahms 8/29/2008
1016. Travel Haiku - Mesa Verde National Monumentm (New Mexico) 8/30/2008
1017. A Dance With Johann Strauss 8/30/2008
1018. Practice 8/30/2008
1019. A Dance With Chopin 8/30/2008
1020. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Danshui S American Wildlife Exhibition 8/10/2008
1021. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Gombak Orang Asli Museum (State Of Selangor) 8/10/2008
1022. Cambodia Travel Haiku Series - The Cold Face Of The Government Official 8/10/2008
1023. Mirror 8/19/2008
1024. Vile 8/19/2008
1025. Travel Haiku - Historic Kilkenny, Ireland 8/20/2008
1026. Travel Taiwan Haiku - 2/28 Peace Park 8/9/2008
1027. Cambodia Travel Haiku - Royal Palace's Diamond Studded Buddhas 8/20/2008
1028. Thermometer 8/21/2008
1029. Travel Macao Haiku - Macao Venetian Resort Hotel Water Fountain 8/30/2008
1030. Living Witnesses 8/31/2008
1031. Senryu - Lost And Found 8/31/2008
1032. American President Haiku Series - George W Bush 9/1/2008
1033. Travel Macao Haiku - A Dream 9/1/2008
1034. India, How To Increase The Olympics Medal Tally 9/2/2008
1035. Travel Japan Haiku - Nakayama Hokeyoji Temple (Chiba) 9/3/2008
1036. Do 9/4/2008
1037. Meeting Eye To Eye 9/5/2008
1038. Travel Haiku - Memphis' Barbecue (Tennessee) 9/5/2008
1039. Travel Haiku - Beartooth All-American Road 9/6/2008
1040. China Guizhou Travel Haiku - Getting Connected 9/6/2008

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 ...

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One Similar Second

does the face
of every born child
in a similar second
vary because of
the minute space
each occupies
in the similar second?

does their life differ