john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1201. Crafty Politicians 1/11/2009
1202. Travel Haiku - Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico) 2/2/2009
1203. Surprise In Japan - A Biblical Verse For Japan 2/3/2009
1204. Haiku - The World My Home 2/5/2009
1205. God Comes To Each Of Us In Different Ways 2/5/2009
1206. The Real Traveller 2/5/2009
1207. First Encounter - Kitaro 2/7/2009
1208. Haiku - The Lovely Diamond Ring 2/7/2009
1209. Haiku - Twin Happiness 2/7/2009
1210. Surprise In Japan - A Man's World? 2/9/2009
1211. Facebook 2/9/2009
1212. His Vocabulary 2/10/2009
1213. Obama's One Trillion Dollars Stimulus Package 2/11/2009
1214. Surprise In Japan - Our Rattling Plates 2/11/2009
1215. Surprise In Japan - Drain As Toilet 2/12/2009
1216. A Poem For Valentine 2/12/2009
1217. Armpit Of Time 2/14/2009
1218. Surprise In Japan - Mosquitos In The Oil 2/15/2009
1219. Malaysiana - Rejang River 2/15/2009
1220. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Dog Lovers 2/15/2009
1221. Endless End 2/16/2009
1222. Travel Haiku - Natchez, Mississippi 2/17/2009
1223. Travel Haiku - Montezuma Bowl (Colorado) 2/17/2009
1224. Haiku - Dumping Site 2/18/2009
1225. Travel Haiku - Mammoth Mountain (California) 2/18/2009
1226. Travel Haiku - Marine Parade Gardens, Napier (New Zealand) 2/19/2009
1227. Travel Haiku - Barboursville Vineyards (Virginia) 2/20/2009
1228. Poem About Poetry - All In The Showing 2/21/2009
1229. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Sandakan Death March (State Of Sarawak) 2/21/2009
1230. Heart 2/22/2009
1231. Hate 2/22/2009
1232. Join God In Meditation 2/22/2009
1233. Devil Friend 2/23/2009
1234. Poem About Poetry - The Mind Entertains The Heart 2/13/2009
1235. The Silence Of The Library 2/24/2009
1236. Genuine Knowledge Seeker 2/24/2009
1237. Vericose Veins 2/25/2009
1238. Haiku Quest - A Child's Mind 2/26/2009
1239. Interpretations And Misinterpretations 2/26/2009
1240. Poet Earth's Metaphors 2/27/2009

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´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
    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

06. Haiku - Alone

his childhood
warms him up

he warms up to
his childhood

his heaven

his childhood
a repository of warmth

my heart on
a sea of sublimity

so lonely
a poem helps fill out
the emptiness

the world
a graveyard

so lonely
i cheer up myself
writing a poem about loneliness

so lonely
i write a poem to fill out
the emptiness

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Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
by darkness

returned to bellies
of earth

builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves