john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,804 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1121. Ode To Time 11/8/2008
1122. Travel Haiku - Costa Rica's Hot Springs 11/10/2008
1123. 1.4 Million Years In A Second 11/11/2008
1124. Difference 11/11/2008
1125. Travel Haiku - A Katrina Of Art In New Orleans 11/11/2008
1126. God Must Be Working On Something 11/2/2008
1127. Poem About Poetry - Sub Conscious 11/2/2008
1128. Famous Movie Poem - City Lights 11/13/2008
1129. Travel Haiku - Kansas City (Missouri) 11/15/2008
1130. Not In The Plan 11/17/2008
1131. Travel Japan Haiku - Hachiko Statue At Sibuya 11/19/2008
1132. Travel Haiku - Winter Park Resort's 69th Season (Colorado) 11/20/2008
1133. Travel Haiku - Zion Park (Utah) 11/21/2008
1134. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Jakarta Rivers 11/27/2008
1135. Travel Indonesia Haiku - The Prambanan Temple 12/1/2008
1136. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Borobudor Wish (Jogjakarta, Java) 12/2/2008
1137. Haiku - Facilities For Real Life Dramas 12/2/2008
1138. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Borobudor Stone Walls 12/2/2008
1139. Travel Indonesia Haiku - The National Museum In Jakarta 12/3/2008
1140. Travelling 12/13/2008
1141. Travel India Haiku - Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli Rock Fort Temple 12/14/2008
1142. Welcoming A New Day 12/14/2008
1143. Famous Movie Poem - The Amityville Horror 12/17/2008
1144. Talking In All Their Quietness 12/21/2008
1145. Travel Haiku - San Antonio, Texas (United States) 12/22/2008
1146. God Is There 12/23/2008
1147. Travel Haiku - Christmas At Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen, Denmark) 12/23/2008
1148. Christmas Eve 12/24/2008
1149. Ode To Judy Garland 12/25/2008
1150. Your Body The Chip 12/26/2008
1151. Warm Fingers Of Light 12/28/2008
1152. Tanka - I Discover Stephen King 1/6/2009
1153. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Only The Sages Are Treasured 1/6/2009
1154. Super Age Poetry - Invading The Other Realm 1/7/2009
1155. Super Age Poetry - Death Is Fun 1/7/2009
1156. Travel Haiku - Cooprstown, New York 1/9/2009
1157. Travel Haiku - Moab (Utah) 1/9/2009
1158. Travel Thailand Haiku - Mahathat Temple, Ayutthaya 1/9/2009
1159. Travel Thailand Poem - Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 1/9/2009
1160. Cambodia Travel Haiku - Walking Round Angkor Wat 1/9/2009

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

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 amother
the other for a daughter

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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