john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1361. Bits And Pieces 5/30/2009
1362. Poem About Poetry - Involving The Reader 5/31/2009
1363. Travel Haiku - Lake Superior Shoreline (Michigan) 6/4/2009
1364. The Physique Is More Powerful Than The Mind 6/4/2009
1365. Obama Cairo Speech Haiku 6/4/2009
1366. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Taoyuan International Airport Prayer Rooms 6/5/2009
1367. Rose & Lotus 6/6/2009
1368. Travel Haiku - Destin, Emerald Coast (Florida) 6/6/2009
1369. The Rain Pierces Noon 6/1/2009
1370. Travel Haiku - Maho Bay (St John, The Caribbean) 6/1/2009
1371. Travel Thailand Haiku - Sukhotai Giant Buddhas 6/3/2009
1372. The White Space Is A Jigsaw Puzzle 6/8/2009
1373. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi (State Of Kedah) 6/8/2009
1374. The World Is Round 6/10/2009
1375. Travel Haiku - Washington Wine Country Celebration 6/11/2009
1376. Travel Haiku - Quietness Of Los Santos 6/11/2009
1377. Poem About Poetry - Essence 6/11/2009
1378. Poem About Poetry - Cryptic Symbol 6/11/2009
1379. The Bbest Offering To God 6/6/2009
1380. Travel Haiku - Scotland Biking Trials 6/12/2009
1381. Poem About Poetry - The Code 6/13/2009
1382. Success And Failure 6/13/2009
1383. The Master 6/15/2009
1384. Travel Taiwan Haiku - Giant Spider Webs At Sun Moon Lake 6/24/2009
1385. The Secrets 6/29/2009
1386. Chinese History 6/30/2009
1387. My Aquarium 6/30/2009
1388. My Friend Is Thinking About His Race 7/2/2009
1389. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Pangkor Island (State Of Perak) 7/3/2009
1390. Travel Haiku - Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, United States) 7/3/2009
1391. Apsara 7/5/2009
1392. Edison Chen Bangsar Shop Opening Haiku 7/6/2009
1393. Poetry In Progress 7/6/2009
1394. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Hornbill Feeding Station, Pangkor Island (State Of Perak) 7/9/2009
1395. Visit Malaysia Year: Fort A Famosa Old Graves (State Of Malacca) 7/13/2009
1396. Travel Haiku - Edinburgh International Festival And Edinburgh Festival Fringe 7/14/2009
1397. Travel Haiku - Hudson And Champlain's 400th Anniversary (New York State) 7/16/2009
1398. Poem About Poetry - The Birth 7/20/2009
1399. Travel Macao Haiku - Saint Paul's Ruins 7/30/2009
1400. Travel Macao Haiku - The Macao Sky Tower 7/30/2009

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 ...

Read the full of Nature Is What You Dont See

Warm And Soft As Breath

butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours

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