john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,051 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1481. Literary Scene - Chopsticks, Spoons, Forks On The Lane Of My Mind 4/23/2010
1482. John's Best Haiku - Spring, What Has Really Changed? ? ? ? 4/23/2010
1483. Travel Haiku - Duke Farms Hillsborough, Newark (United States) 4/24/2010
1484. Travel Haiku - April Atlanta - Smothering Me Too 4/24/2010
1485. Travel Haiku - Landlocked Ethiopia 4/24/2010
1486. Ring Memories 4/26/2010
1487. Winter Tanka 3/10/2005
1488. Haiku - Chinese Pork Stall 3/15/2005
1489. Sea Breeze 3/15/2005
1490. Haiku - The Sea Orchestrates A Song 3/16/2005
1491. Haiku - Free Whirling Treat 3/16/2005
1492. Haiku - Mountains Greet Me 3/16/2005
1493. Haiku - Realm Of Gods 3/16/2005
1494. Gracious Kiss 3/16/2005
1495. Lost In Autumn 3/16/2005
1496. Haiku - Teaching Contrast 3/17/2005
1497. Haiku - Rushing Water 3/17/2005
1498. Haiku - Chasing Game 3/17/2005
1499. Haiku - Degree Of Difference 3/18/2005
1500. Haiku - Summer Dance 3/19/2005
1501. Haiku - Her Delightful Smiles 3/19/2005
1502. Haiku: Lonely School Corridor 3/20/2005
1503. Haiku: Echo 3/22/2005
1504. My Tanka...The Beach Shells 3/25/2005
1505. Little Women 3/25/2005
1506. Haiku: A Shortcut 3/26/2005
1507. Time... 3/26/2005
1508. Haiku - Spring Wind Blows 3/28/2005
1509. Haiku - Vast Bluish Sea 3/28/2005
1510. Killings 3/28/2005
1511. Tanka: Deferred Dream 3/31/2005
1512. Haiku - Sake 4/19/2005
1513. Haiku - Cocacola 4/19/2005
1514. New Pope 4/20/2005
1515. In January 4/22/2005
1516. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kota Kinabalu(State Of Sabah) 5/4/2010
1517. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sabahfest (State Of Sabah) 5/4/2010
1518. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Gaya Street Market (State Of Sabah) 5/4/2010
1519. I Said To Love 4/4/2005
1520. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Prince Charles 4/10/2005

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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