john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,798 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1281. Image 3/26/2009
1282. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Teluk Champedak, Kuantan (State Of Pahang) 3/26/2009
1283. Nature's Pirouette 3/17/2009
1284. Crowing Out 3/17/2009
1285. Compass To God 3/17/2009
1286. Malaysiana - Yasmin Ahmad's Takes 3/27/2009
1287. Earth Hour - It's Just A Click 3/27/2009
1288. Why Does Light Kiss The Eyes? 3/28/2009
1289. Salt 3/29/2009
1290. Travel Haiku - The Cresting Of The Red River (Fargo, United States) 3/29/2009
1291. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Awana Kijal Resort, Kemamam (State Of Trengganu) 3/29/2009
1292. Aliens Versus Men 3/29/2009
1293. Divine Bird 3/29/2009
1294. Travel Haiku - Berlize's Sharks 3/27/2009
1295. Travel Haiku - Springtime In The United States 3/31/2009
1296. Poem About Poetry - Locating The Real Man 3/31/2009
1297. Inspired By Issa - Telling The Sky 4/3/2009
1298. A Black Screen 4/4/2009
1299. Travel Haiku - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (Caribbean) 4/4/2009
1300. Nest 4/5/2009
1301. In The Image 4/5/2009
1302. Poem About Poetry - Words As Friends 4/5/2009
1303. Bushes And Barracks 4/6/2009
1304. Poem About Poetry - Haiku 4/6/2009
1305. Travel Haiku - Louisville Slugger Museum (State Of Kentucky) 4/11/2009
1306. Travel Haiku - Berlin (Germany) 4/11/2009
1307. First Encounter - Najib Tun Razak 4/11/2009
1308. Poem About Poetry - A Premature Death 4/11/2009
1309. Poem About Poetry - Telling It As It Is 4/12/2009
1310. Travel Cambodia Haiku - A Little Torn Picture 4/12/2009
1311. Travel Haiku - California Wild Beauties 4/13/2009
1312. Brain 4/14/2009
1313. Travel Haiku - Fruita Fat Tire Festival (Colorado) 4/22/2009
1314. Travel Haiku - Virginia Historic Garden Week 4/22/2009
1315. Travel Haiku - Gulf Shores And Orange Beach (Alabama) 4/23/2009
1316. Tight As A Bud 4/23/2009
1317. Us Peace Advocate Rev Jesse Jackson Sr In Malaysia Poem 4/24/2009
1318. Emergency Haiku 4/24/2009
1319. Travel Haiku - Todos, Santos, Los Cabos (Mexico) 4/9/2009
1320. Travel Haiku - Fiesta San Antonio (Dallas) 4/10/2009

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 ...

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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