john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,084 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1081. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - On A Tailspin 9/25/2008
1082. Autumn Sonata: Celebrating Love 9/25/2008
1083. Nothing 10/1/2008
1084. Emptiness 10/1/2008
1085. Divine Flute 10/1/2008
1086. Autumn - Diving Into The Circles Of Time 10/5/2008
1087. Haiku - Spring Breeze 10/5/2008
1088. God Sits On The Right 10/5/2008
1089. Travel Haiku - Massachusetts Coast Road Tour 10/6/2008
1090. Earth 10/6/2008
1091. Travel Haiku - The Bund, Shanghai (China) 10/7/2008
1092. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Eve Of Election Dinner Table Talk 10/7/2008
1093. Travel Haiku - Flaming Foliage Festival, Pennsylvania (United States) 10/8/2008
1094. A Space To Thrive 10/4/2008
1095. Haiku - This Bleak Looking Field 10/10/2008
1096. Travel Haiku - Newport Coastal Adventures 10/10/2008
1097. Travel Haiku - The Pumpkin Show, Circleville (Ohio United States) 10/15/2008
1098. Newspaper Journalists 10/15/2008
1099. 2008 American Presidential Election Haiku - Iq Test 10/17/2008
1100. Travel Haiku - Olympics National Park (Washington, United States) 10/19/2008
1101. Poem About Poetry - The Dove 10/20/2008
1102. Famous Movie Poem - Citizen Kane 10/20/2008
1103. Travel Haiku - San Francisco Jazz Festival 10/23/2008
1104. So Many Pieces 10/23/2008
1105. Ode To Curses 10/25/2008
1106. Travel Haiku - Storm King Art Centre (New York) 10/25/2008
1107. Inspired By Issa - My Home Village 10/25/2008
1108. Inspired By Issa - On New Year's Day 10/11/2008
1109. Poem About Poetry - A Poet's Death 10/12/2008
1110. Time Carts Us Away Like Wheels 10/29/2008
1111. Its Best 10/29/2008
1112. Nothing, Everything 10/31/2008
1113. Work As A Daily Prayer 11/6/2008
1114. A Sub Editor's Job 11/6/2008
1115. Why Some Religions Do Not Work 11/6/2008
1116. Obama Magic 11/8/2008
1117. Travel Haiku - Saguaro National Park, Arizona (The United States) 11/8/2008
1118. Ode To Time 11/8/2008
1119. Travel Haiku - Costa Rica's Hot Springs 11/10/2008
1120. 1.4 Million Years In A Second 11/11/2008

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

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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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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