john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,894 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1041. Travel Haiku - Memphis' Barbecue (Tennessee) 9/5/2008
1042. Travel Haiku - Beartooth All-American Road 9/6/2008
1043. China Guizhou Travel Haiku - Getting Connected 9/6/2008
1044. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - John Mccain Vs Barack Obama 9/6/2008
1045. Travel Japan Haiku - My First Snow (Shimosa Nakayama) 9/7/2008
1046. Travel Haiku - Disappearning Gem - Appalachia 9/13/2008
1047. Haiku - Total Lunar Eclipse 9/13/2008
1048. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Sarah Palin, A Flash In The Pan 9/13/2008
1049. Travel Haiku - Spanish Paradors 9/15/2008
1050. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - The Bridge To Nowhere 9/15/2008
1051. Travel Haiku - Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany) 9/17/2008
1052. Travel Haiku - Windjammer At Maine Coast 9/18/2008
1053. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama, Mccain Who Is Ready? 9/18/2008
1054. Travel Macao Haiku - Giving Way To A Muslim Woman At A Ma Temple 9/20/2008
1055. Travel Haiku - Arizona Restaurant Week (United States) 9/20/2008
1056. Unpredictable 9/20/2008
1057. Cambodia Travel Haiku - Sinn Sisamuth 9/20/2008
1058. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Wall Street Collapse Haiku 9/21/2008
1059. Voice Of An Angel 9/22/2008
1060. Of Trees, Birds And Poets 9/22/2008
1061. The Da Vinci Code 9/23/2008
1062. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - To Mccain 9/23/2008
1063. Travel Manila Haiku - The Man Next Table 9/8/2008
1064. Travel Manila Haiku - Imelda's 3,000 Pair Of Shoes 9/8/2008
1065. Travel Haiku - Moab Music Festival 9/8/2008
1066. The Heart Is The Muse Of The Mind 9/8/2008
1067. Travel Haiku - Horse Ride In Montreal (Canada) 9/10/2008
1068. Cave Men 9/10/2008
1069. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kek Lapis Sarawak (State On Island Of Borneo) 9/11/2008
1070. Horizon 8/22/2008
1071. Windfall 8/22/2008
1072. Haiku - Heart Torn Lover 9/7/2008
1073. Oh My God Haiku 9/26/2008
1074. Sunset Yogi 9/26/2008
1075. Haiku - Earth Lesson 9/27/2008
1076. Travel Haiku - Portland Magic Farmers' Smiles (Oregon) 9/27/2008
1077. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Presidential Foreign Policy Debate 9/27/2008
1078. Haiku - Dawn Song 9/27/2008
1079. Inspired By Issa - Melting Snow 9/28/2008
1080. Books That Open Up Our Hearts 9/28/2008

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

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 ...

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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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