john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,879 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1081. First Encounter - Ken Ogata 5/31/2008
1082. Recollection - First Poetic Impulse 5/31/2008
1083. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - What A Shame! 6/1/2008
1084. The Mind Bouncing Into Mud 5/9/2008
1085. Travel Haiku - Cannes Film Festival (French Riveria) 5/9/2008
1086. Trillion Million Trillion Million Wonders 5/11/2008
1087. 1. The Earth Talks Through You 5/12/2008
1088. Travel Haiku - New York Photo Festival 5/12/2008
1089. Travel Haiku - Michigan's Lakeshore 5/15/2008
1090. Travel Japan Haiku - Yokohama 5/15/2008
1091. The Leaves 5/15/2008
1092. Haiku - The Sichuan Earthquake 2008 5/16/2008
1093. Thanks For Photographing Me 5/17/2008
1094. Mother Cat Spreads Her Love 5/17/2008
1095. Haiku - Burma Cyclone 2008 5/17/2008
1096. Can Somebody Do Something? 5/18/2008
1097. Jackasses 6/4/2008
1098. The Artist's Canvas 6/4/2008
1099. Travel Haiku - Troncones' Ranch And La Saladita (Mexico) 6/4/2008
1100. A Free Park 6/5/2008
1101. A Perfect Pearl 6/7/2008
1102. Round The Clock Companion Of Grace 6/7/2008
1103. Be Clammed 6/7/2008
1104. Justice Is The Word 6/8/2008
1105. So Long 6/8/2008
1106. One Lucky Gal 6/8/2008
1107. Savoury Effects 6/9/2008
1108. Travel Haiku - Crooked Creek King Salmon (Alaska) 6/9/2008
1109. Cambodia Travel Haiku Series - What An Envy These Trishaw Boys 6/10/2008
1110. Travel Haiku - Sanno Masturi (Tokyo) 6/10/2008
1111. Revelations 6/12/2008
1112. Poem About Poetry - Words And Life 6/12/2008
1113. Spa For The Brain 6/13/2008
1114. Poem About Poetry - So Many Ways To Write 6/14/2008
1115. Inspired By Issa - Prayers 6/14/2008
1116. Travel Haiku - Anversa Hills (Italy) 6/14/2008
1117. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Taman Negara Leeches (State Of Pahang) 6/14/2008
1118. Two Sentient Beings 6/14/2008
1119. Asian Gold - Sari, Cheongsam And Kimono 6/15/2008
1120. When Did We Meeet? 6/15/2008

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
    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

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

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