john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,942 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1161. Travel Taiwan Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Taiwan Contemporary Arts Museum 7/22/2008
1162. Travel Taiwan Haiku - The Boy Says ' We Lost To Kl' 7/23/2008
1163. Vibes 7/25/2008
1164. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Emperor Qian Long's Quirks 7/25/2008
1165. Universal Ladder 7/25/2008
1166. Travel Haiku - Japan Outdoor Sand Museum 7/26/2008
1167. Travel Taiwan Haiku - The First 15 Minutes' Ride From Taoyuan Airport 7/26/2008
1168. Haiku - Emily Dickinson's Verses 7/26/2008
1169. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Taipei Main Station 7/27/2008
1170. The Man's Presence 8/2/2008
1171. Travel Haiku - Go Vermont 8/2/2008
1172. His Filial Piety 8/3/2008
1173. Travel Hong Kong Haiku - Kowloon Star Walk 8/3/2008
1174. Triumphant Flag 8/4/2008
1175. The Buffalo Grieves 8/4/2008
1176. Plath Versus Ted Hughes 8/4/2008
1177. Manifestations Of Love 8/5/2008
1178. The Converted 8/6/2008
1179. This Cockroach 8/6/2008
1180. Why Do Birds Chirp In The Trees? 8/7/2008
1181. Vital Secrets 8/8/2008
1182. Part Of It All 8/8/2008
1183. Travel Taiwan Haiku - 2/28 Peace Park 8/9/2008
1184. Boredom Measured In Kilograms 8/9/2008
1185. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Danshui S American Wildlife Exhibition 8/10/2008
1186. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Gombak Orang Asli Museum (State Of Selangor) 8/10/2008
1187. Cambodia Travel Haiku Series - The Cold Face Of The Government Official 8/10/2008
1188. Travel Taiwan Haiku - The Pacifier Shops 7/23/2008
1189. Travel Hongkong Haiku - The Real Stars 7/24/2008
1190. Cambodia Haiku Series - Broken Temple, Broken Heart 7/24/2008
1191. Travel Haiku - Kho Phi Phi Island (Thailand) 7/27/2008
1192. Petroleum For The Mind 7/27/2008
1193. A Rainbow To Treasure 7/27/2008
1194. A Pinch Of Salt 7/27/2008
1195. Travel Haiku - Brian Head Biking Experience, Utah (United States Of America) 8/12/2008
1196. Travel Haiku - Outer Banks 2 (North Carolina) 8/14/2008
1197. Inspired By Issa - A Screaming Child 8/14/2008
1198. Travel Haiku - The Summer Palace, Beijing 8/14/2008
1199. What Did You Do? 8/15/2008
1200. Poem About Poetry - A Good Poem 8/16/2008

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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