john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,091 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1161. Travel Haiku - Moab (Utah) 1/9/2009
1162. Travel Thailand Haiku - Mahathat Temple, Ayutthaya 1/9/2009
1163. Travel Thailand Poem - Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 1/9/2009
1164. Cambodia Travel Haiku - Walking Round Angkor Wat 1/9/2009
1165. God Is Computing The Time 1/3/2009
1166. He Says He Is Leaving 1/4/2009
1167. Autumn Haiku - A Grand Finale 1/9/2009
1168. Travel Poem - Sweet Auburn, Atlanta (United States) 1/10/2009
1169. Super Age Poem - Thought Print 1/11/2009
1170. My Outer Body 1/11/2009
1171. Crafty Politicians 1/11/2009
1172. Travel Haiku - Sugarloaf Resort (Maine) 1/12/2009
1173. Haiku - Grave Beside The Bus Stop 1/14/2009
1174. Travel Laos Haiku - Pha That Luang Temple (Vientiene) 1/14/2009
1175. Travel Haiku - Australia 1/15/2009
1176. World Famous Painting Haiku - Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World 1/16/2009
1177. Surprise In Japan - A Haunted House 1/16/2009
1178. Surprise In Japan - Tokyo Imperial Palace 1/16/2009
1179. Surprise In Japan - New Suit 1/16/2009
1180. Revolting 1/17/2009
1181. Surprise In Taiwan - From Taoyuan Airport To The City 1/17/2009
1182. Travel Haiku - Saint Paul Winter Carnival (Minnesota) 1/17/2009
1183. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Oil Me Baby Miri (State Of Sarawak) 1/21/2009
1184. Obama's Inauguration Haiku Jan 20,2009 1/21/2009
1185. God Has Programmed Himself Into Me 1/25/2009
1186. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Chinese New Year Eve In Sibu (State Of Sarawak) 1/25/2009
1187. My Mouth 1/27/2009
1188. Malaysiana - Lost In Direction 1/28/2009
1189. Poem About Poetry - The Stolen Words 1/29/2009
1190. Malaysiana - Friendship And Opportunities 1/29/2009
1191. Surprise In Japan - The Woman Next Door 1/30/2009
1192. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Miri's City Fan (State Of Sarawak) 1/31/2009
1193. Travel Haiku - Austin (Texas) 1/31/2009
1194. Smelling Cheap 1/31/2009
1195. True To Onself 1/31/2009
1196. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Long Eared Kenyah Woman (State Of Sarawak) 2/1/2009
1197. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Those Heavily Tatooed Arms (State Of Sarawak) 2/1/2009
1198. Surprise In Japan - Using Chopsticks 2/1/2009
1199. Travel Japan Haiku - Eating Raw Liver (Motoyawata) 2/1/2009
1200. Travel Japan Haiku - The Stained Bedsheets 2/1/2009

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
    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

  • 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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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

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