john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1321. Crescendo Of Existence 5/10/2009
1322. Cause And Effect 5/10/2009
1323. Branch 5/10/2009
1324. Poem About Poetry - Images 5/15/2009
1325. Travel Haiku - Pompei Ruins 5/17/2009
1326. Haiku - Multi Faith Family 5/17/2009
1327. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Yakyeh River Firefly Cruise (Kemaman, Trengganu) 5/17/2009
1328. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam 5/21/2009
1329. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Pyarmid Mosque 5/21/2009
1330. Travel Japan Haiku - The Memorable Years 5/21/2009
1331. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Nagoya Shopping Complex 5/22/2009
1332. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple 5/22/2009
1333. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Singapore Dollars Reign In Batam 5/22/2009
1334. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Chilling Waterfall (State Of Selangor) 5/23/2009
1335. Wings Of The Holy Spirit 5/24/2009
1336. Poem About Poetry - The Child In The Poet 5/24/2009
1337. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Selangor Dam (Kuala Kubu Baru) 5/24/2009
1338. Cambodia Travel Haiku - The Giant Roots Hold Tightly The Temple 5/24/2009
1339. Non Fiction Versus Fiction A Mind Theory 5/25/2009
1340. Travel Haiku - Mount Everett (Massachusetts) 5/26/2009
1341. Haiku - Contemporary Art 5/16/2009
1342. Haiku - Summer Rain 5/17/2009
1343. Haiku - Mountain Springs/River 5/26/2009
1344. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kuala Kubu Bharu (State Of Selangor) 5/26/2009
1345. Being Straight 5/27/2009
1346. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Chiling Waterfalls Giant Boulder (State Of Selangor) 5/27/2009
1347. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Selangor Dam (State Of Selangor) 5/28/2009
1348. Haiku - Alberta's Sunrise 5/29/2009
1349. Travel Haiku - Paso Robies (California) 5/30/2009
1350. Shocking News Haiku - Port Klang Free Zone Fiasco (Malaysia) 5/30/2009
1351. Travel Haiku - Vanua Levu Tui Tai Cruise 5/30/2009
1352. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Londa Cave Tombs (Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi) 5/30/2009
1353. Travel Indonesia Haiku - The Drive From Makassar To Tana Toraja 5/30/2009
1354. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Rantepao's Taj Mahal (Tana Toraja, Sulawesi) 5/30/2009
1355. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Tana Toraja Highland Pipers 5/30/2009
1356. The Rain Pierces Noon 6/1/2009
1357. Travel Haiku - Maho Bay (St John, The Caribbean) 6/1/2009
1358. Travel Thailand Haiku - Sukhotai Giant Buddhas 6/3/2009
1359. Travel Haiku - Lake Superior Shoreline (Michigan) 6/4/2009
1360. The Physique Is More Powerful Than The Mind 6/4/2009

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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

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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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