john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1161. Haiku - Grave Beside The Bus Stop 1/14/2009
1162. Travel Laos Haiku - Pha That Luang Temple (Vientiene) 1/14/2009
1163. Travel Haiku - Australia 1/15/2009
1164. World Famous Painting Haiku - Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World 1/16/2009
1165. Surprise In Japan - A Haunted House 1/16/2009
1166. Surprise In Japan - Tokyo Imperial Palace 1/16/2009
1167. Surprise In Japan - New Suit 1/16/2009
1168. Revolting 1/17/2009
1169. Surprise In Taiwan - From Taoyuan Airport To The City 1/17/2009
1170. Travel Haiku - Saint Paul Winter Carnival (Minnesota) 1/17/2009
1171. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Oil Me Baby Miri (State Of Sarawak) 1/21/2009
1172. Obama's Inauguration Haiku Jan 20,2009 1/21/2009
1173. God Has Programmed Himself Into Me 1/25/2009
1174. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Chinese New Year Eve In Sibu (State Of Sarawak) 1/25/2009
1175. My Mouth 1/27/2009
1176. Malaysiana - Lost In Direction 1/28/2009
1177. Poem About Poetry - The Stolen Words 1/29/2009
1178. Malaysiana - Friendship And Opportunities 1/29/2009
1179. Surprise In Japan - The Woman Next Door 1/30/2009
1180. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Miri's City Fan (State Of Sarawak) 1/31/2009
1181. Travel Haiku - Austin (Texas) 1/31/2009
1182. Smelling Cheap 1/31/2009
1183. True To Onself 1/31/2009
1184. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Long Eared Kenyah Woman (State Of Sarawak) 2/1/2009
1185. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Those Heavily Tatooed Arms (State Of Sarawak) 2/1/2009
1186. Surprise In Japan - Using Chopsticks 2/1/2009
1187. Travel Japan Haiku - Eating Raw Liver (Motoyawata) 2/1/2009
1188. Travel Japan Haiku - The Stained Bedsheets 2/1/2009
1189. Super Age Poem - Thought Print 1/11/2009
1190. My Outer Body 1/11/2009
1191. Crafty Politicians 1/11/2009
1192. Autumn Haiku - A Grand Finale 1/9/2009
1193. Travel Poem - Sweet Auburn, Atlanta (United States) 1/10/2009
1194. Travel Haiku - Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico) 2/2/2009
1195. Surprise In Japan - A Biblical Verse For Japan 2/3/2009
1196. Haiku - The World My Home 2/5/2009
1197. God Comes To Each Of Us In Different Ways 2/5/2009
1198. The Real Traveller 2/5/2009
1199. First Encounter - Kitaro 2/7/2009
1200. Haiku - The Lovely Diamond Ring 2/7/2009

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

Nature Is What You Dont See

nature is what we dont see
for instance the essence that pushes words out
for this poem fated for posterity
the birds that without fail
chirp at first light, morn breeze
the unseen clock working at the dot
nature is what we dont see
the nocturnal bloom, that folds itself
in the day, throws its fragrance
in the dead of night as lovers
hide in each others' bossoms
below the soft glare of the moon
centimetre by centimetre
it has inched forward to exhibit its
full blown majestry to the world
Nature is what we dont see
the shadow play master tilting ...

Read the full of Nature Is What You Dont See

Warm And Soft As Breath

butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours

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