john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

81. Winter Skin 3/16/2005
82. Omens 3/17/2005
83. Moon 11/3/2005
84. Tanka - Jungle Stream 4/12/2005
85. Haiku - Migratory Birds 4/13/2005
86. How Do I Love Thee? 8/8/2005
87. A Question 6/11/2005
88. A Mirror 8/1/2005
89. Haiku - Light Effects 3/19/2005
90. Tanka - Shiny Rain 7/18/2005
91. Thank God 7/19/2005
92. I Dance With The Gods And Goddesses 3/24/2005
93. What The Chinese Would Say Behind The Japs 4/23/2005
94. Poem About Poetry - The Bird Belting Out A Poem 5/14/2005
95. Face To Face With An Unknown Cat 5/14/2005
96. Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours 5/14/2005
97. Tanka: Telephone 3/15/2005
98. Rain 3/9/2005
99. Fallen Into The Other Realm 3/10/2005
100. The Sea So Calm Today 3/8/2005
101. Cowboy And Dad 3/8/2005
102. Letter From Devil 3/8/2005
103. A Leaf For Hand In Hand 4/30/2005
104. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Farm 10/22/2005
105. Illusions 10/23/2005
106. Haiku - His Fluent Japanese 3/17/2005
107. Haiku: Cabal 3/17/2005
108. Haiku - Neighbour's Chopin 5/23/2005
109. Part Of God 3/8/2005
110. Empire's Seed 3/15/2005
111. Tanka - Crying For You 7/9/2005
112. Mixed Three Liners 3/30/2005
113. The River 3/24/2005
114. Tanka - Stiletto By Roadside 6/7/2005
115. Haiku - Last Letter 4/5/2005
116. Year That Trembled 5/14/2005
117. Poem For Tommy Munos 7/24/2005
118. Loving All Those Mistakes 6/3/2005
119. A Farm Picture 4/29/2005
120. Poem About Poetry - Poem For Clearing Thoughts 8/21/2005

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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

Read the full of 02. Love, Love, Love

Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away

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