john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1041. Travel Manila Haiku - The Man Next Table 9/8/2008
1042. Travel Manila Haiku - Imelda's 3,000 Pair Of Shoes 9/8/2008
1043. Travel Haiku - Moab Music Festival 9/8/2008
1044. The Heart Is The Muse Of The Mind 9/8/2008
1045. Travel Haiku - Horse Ride In Montreal (Canada) 9/10/2008
1046. Cave Men 9/10/2008
1047. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kek Lapis Sarawak (State On Island Of Borneo) 9/11/2008
1048. Travel Haiku - Disappearning Gem - Appalachia 9/13/2008
1049. Haiku - Total Lunar Eclipse 9/13/2008
1050. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Sarah Palin, A Flash In The Pan 9/13/2008
1051. Travel Haiku - Spanish Paradors 9/15/2008
1052. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - The Bridge To Nowhere 9/15/2008
1053. Travel Haiku - Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany) 9/17/2008
1054. Travel Haiku - Windjammer At Maine Coast 9/18/2008
1055. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama, Mccain Who Is Ready? 9/18/2008
1056. Travel Macao Haiku - Giving Way To A Muslim Woman At A Ma Temple 9/20/2008
1057. Travel Haiku - Arizona Restaurant Week (United States) 9/20/2008
1058. Horizon 8/22/2008
1059. Windfall 8/22/2008
1060. Haiku - Heart Torn Lover 9/7/2008
1061. Cambodia Travel Haiku - Sinn Sisamuth 9/20/2008
1062. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Wall Street Collapse Haiku 9/21/2008
1063. Voice Of An Angel 9/22/2008
1064. Of Trees, Birds And Poets 9/22/2008
1065. The Da Vinci Code 9/23/2008
1066. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - To Mccain 9/23/2008
1067. Haiku - Earth Lesson 9/27/2008
1068. Travel Haiku - Portland Magic Farmers' Smiles (Oregon) 9/27/2008
1069. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Presidential Foreign Policy Debate 9/27/2008
1070. Haiku - Dawn Song 9/27/2008
1071. Inspired By Issa - Melting Snow 9/28/2008
1072. Books That Open Up Our Hearts 9/28/2008
1073. Inspired By Issa - Behind My Back 9/28/2008
1074. Travel Haiku - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (New Mexico) 9/29/2008
1075. Oh My God Haiku 9/26/2008
1076. Sunset Yogi 9/26/2008
1077. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - On A Tailspin 9/25/2008
1078. Autumn Sonata: Celebrating Love 9/25/2008
1079. Nothing 10/1/2008
1080. Emptiness 10/1/2008

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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