john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,061 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1321. Travel Haiku - Fruita Fat Tire Festival (Colorado) 4/22/2009
1322. Travel Haiku - Virginia Historic Garden Week 4/22/2009
1323. Travel Haiku - Gulf Shores And Orange Beach (Alabama) 4/23/2009
1324. Tight As A Bud 4/23/2009
1325. Us Peace Advocate Rev Jesse Jackson Sr In Malaysia Poem 4/24/2009
1326. Emergency Haiku 4/24/2009
1327. Mirror, Mirror 4/26/2009
1328. Haikumania 4/27/2009
1329. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Surprise 5/3/2009
1330. Poem About Poetry - Poem Mode 5/5/2009
1331. Travel Haiku - Williamsburg, Near Washington 5/9/2009
1332. Poem About Poetry; Originality Works 5/10/2009
1333. Crescendo Of Existence 5/10/2009
1334. Cause And Effect 5/10/2009
1335. Branch 5/10/2009
1336. Killers 5/12/2009
1337. Lifestyle - Spices 5/8/2009
1338. Lifestyle - Pressure 5/8/2009
1339. Poem About Poetry - Images 5/15/2009
1340. Travel Haiku - Pompei Ruins 5/17/2009
1341. Haiku - Multi Faith Family 5/17/2009
1342. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Yakyeh River Firefly Cruise (Kemaman, Trengganu) 5/17/2009
1343. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam 5/21/2009
1344. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Pyarmid Mosque 5/21/2009
1345. Travel Japan Haiku - The Memorable Years 5/21/2009
1346. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Nagoya Shopping Complex 5/22/2009
1347. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple 5/22/2009
1348. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Singapore Dollars Reign In Batam 5/22/2009
1349. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Chilling Waterfall (State Of Selangor) 5/23/2009
1350. Wings Of The Holy Spirit 5/24/2009
1351. Poem About Poetry - The Child In The Poet 5/24/2009
1352. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Selangor Dam (Kuala Kubu Baru) 5/24/2009
1353. Cambodia Travel Haiku - The Giant Roots Hold Tightly The Temple 5/24/2009
1354. Non Fiction Versus Fiction A Mind Theory 5/25/2009
1355. Travel Haiku - Mount Everett (Massachusetts) 5/26/2009
1356. Haiku - Contemporary Art 5/16/2009
1357. Haiku - Summer Rain 5/17/2009
1358. Haiku - Mountain Springs/River 5/26/2009
1359. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kuala Kubu Bharu (State Of Selangor) 5/26/2009
1360. Being Straight 5/27/2009

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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