john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1441. Travel Haiku - Fall French Rivieria 9/19/2009
1442. Prize Winning Haiku - Late Dad's Rolex 9/19/2009
1443. Poem About Poetry - His Poetry Collection 9/21/2009
1444. Haiku 9/21/2009
1445. Travel Haiku - Madison County Autumn Festival (State Of Iowa) 9/21/2009
1446. Travel Haiku - Anguilla Elysian Beaches (Caribbean) 9/23/2009
1447. We Dont Need Space 10/2/2009
1448. Travel Haiku - El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon (Arizona) 10/3/2009
1449. Travel Haiku - Nagasaki's O Kunchi Masturi (Japan) 10/5/2009
1450. Travel Haiku - Lake Of The Ozarks State Park (State Of Missouri) 9/19/2009
1451. Travel Haiku - Virgina's Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival 9/19/2009
1452. Travel Haiku - Cape Cod Wellfleet Oyster Fest (United States) 10/7/2009
1453. Travel Haiku - Autumn At Walla Walla (Washington) 10/8/2009
1454. Obama Nobel Peace Prize Haiku 10/9/2009
1455. Travel Haiku - Philadelphia Halloween - Eastern State Penitentiary 10/13/2009
1456. Travel Haiku - Fall Weekend In Calistoga, California 10/14/2009
1457. Senryu - Humour -Haiku - Imitation Rolex 3/7/2010
1458. Travel Haiku - Garden Of Gardens Yuan Ming Yuan 3/22/2010
1459. Travel Vietnam Haiku - Cham Bulbous Deities 3/30/2010
1460. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Jonker Walk (State Of Malacca) 4/4/2010
1461. She Lies Cold As Steel 4/7/2010
1462. Travel Haiku - Santa Barbara's Backcountry 4/7/2010
1463. Poet-Hood 4/7/2010
1464. Travel Haiku - April New Orleans 4/12/2010
1465. Travel Haiku - April Atlanta (United States Of America) 4/12/2010
1466. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Langkawi Burau Bay Resort 4/14/2010
1467. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Jonker Walk Of Malacca 4/14/2010
1468. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Malacca River Cruise 4/14/2010
1469. Travel China Haiku - The Bird Nest 4/14/2010
1470. Travel Haiku - Barcelona Food Markets 4/16/2010
1471. Travel Haiku - Arapaho National Forest (Colorado) 4/16/2010
1472. Travel Haiku - Hornby Island (Canada) 4/18/2010
1473. Travel Haiku - Terra Cotta Warriors At Washington National Geographic Museum 10/29/2009
1474. Travel Haiku - Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, Utah (United States) 10/30/2009
1475. Veterans Day Poem 11/14/2009
1476. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sungai Pasu Homestay 11/22/2009
1477. Travel Japan Haiku - Sahoro Club Med, Hokkaido 4/19/2010
1478. Travel Haiku - Keep America Beautiful Month 4/19/2010
1479. Travel Haiku - Granville Island (Vancouver, Canada) 4/20/2010
1480. Travel Haiku - Park Finder 4/20/2010

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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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