john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,136 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1481. Haiku - Reading Like A Miracle 3/19/2009
1482. Travel Haiku - Hokkaido Pristine Ski Slopes 3/20/2009
1483. Thinking About Oneself 3/20/2009
1484. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Bintulu Promenade (State Of Sarawak) 3/20/2009
1485. Mystery Of The Mind Poem - Black Hole 3/20/2009
1486. Famous Moive Poem - Roshomon 3/20/2009
1487. A Toad 3/21/2009
1488. Travel Haiku - Bali 3/21/2009
1489. Travel Haiku - Orlando's Draw (State Of Florida) 3/25/2009
1490. Image 3/26/2009
1491. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Teluk Champedak, Kuantan (State Of Pahang) 3/26/2009
1492. Malaysiana - Yasmin Ahmad's Takes 3/27/2009
1493. Earth Hour - It's Just A Click 3/27/2009
1494. Why Does Light Kiss The Eyes? 3/28/2009
1495. Salt 3/29/2009
1496. Travel Haiku - The Cresting Of The Red River (Fargo, United States) 3/29/2009
1497. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Awana Kijal Resort, Kemamam (State Of Trengganu) 3/29/2009
1498. Aliens Versus Men 3/29/2009
1499. Divine Bird 3/29/2009
1500. A Big One 3/30/2009
1501. Inspired By Issa - Telling The Sky 4/3/2009
1502. A Black Screen 4/4/2009
1503. Travel Haiku - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (Caribbean) 4/4/2009
1504. Nest 4/5/2009
1505. In The Image 4/5/2009
1506. Poem About Poetry - Words As Friends 4/5/2009
1507. Bushes And Barracks 4/6/2009
1508. Poem About Poetry - Haiku 4/6/2009
1509. Travel Haiku - Berlize's Sharks 3/27/2009
1510. Travel Haiku - Springtime In The United States 3/31/2009
1511. Poem About Poetry - Locating The Real Man 3/31/2009
1512. Haiku - By-Election Campaign 4/7/2009
1513. Travel Haiku - Todos, Santos, Los Cabos (Mexico) 4/9/2009
1514. Travel Haiku - Fiesta San Antonio (Dallas) 4/10/2009
1515. Poem About Poetry - Off The Cuff 4/11/2009
1516. Inspired By Issa - Dew 4/11/2009
1517. Travel Haiku - Louisville Slugger Museum (State Of Kentucky) 4/11/2009
1518. Travel Haiku - Berlin (Germany) 4/11/2009
1519. First Encounter - Najib Tun Razak 4/11/2009
1520. Poem About Poetry - A Premature Death 4/11/2009

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

04. Beautiful Women

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for a mother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

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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