john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1561. A Good Boy 8/14/2005
1562. Marriage A-La-Mode 8/14/2005
1563. The Summer Rain 8/20/2005
1564. So We'Ll Go No More A-Roving 8/25/2005
1565. Travel Beijing Haiku - Great Wall 6/5/2010
1566. Phallic Symbols 6/5/2010
1567. Travel Seoul Haiku - N Seoul Tower 6/8/2010
1568. Head Hunting 12/18/2005
1569. Lotus 12/19/2005
1570. Kamasutra Poetry Series 1 - Wild Nights—wild Nights! 12/23/2005
1571. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kinabatangan Cruise (State Of Sabah, North Borneo) 6/15/2010
1572. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sandakan Old Japanese Cemetery (State Of Sabah, North Borneo) 6/15/2010
1573. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Agnes Keith House, Sandakan (State Of Sabah, North Borneo) 6/15/2010
1574. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Semporna Floating Market (Sabah) 6/20/2010
1575. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Semporna Harbour Market (State Of Sabah) 6/21/2010
1576. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Resorts By The Kinabatangan (State Of Sabah) 6/21/2010
1577. Travel Seoul Haiku - The Samsung Arts Museum 6/21/2010
1578. My Best Haiku - Zen Garden 6/25/2010
1579. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - The Women Of Sibu (Sibu Town, Sarawak) 7/1/2010
1580. Mirrors 7/15/2010
1581. Senryu(Humour Haiku) - Zen Zero Thought 10/28/2005
1582. Hot And Cold 11/8/2005
1583. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Monsopiad Cultural Village (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah) 6/1/2010
1584. Travel Seoul Haiku - Cheonggyecheon 6/1/2010
1585. Home And Love 10/24/2005
1586. Travel Seoul Haiku - Gyeongbokgung (Old Main Palace) 6/1/2010
1587. Travel Seoul Haiku - Haneul Park 6/1/2010
1588. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Big Pants 4/21/2006
1589. Travel Haiku - Memories Of Australia 4/23/2006
1590. A Dish (Cuisine) That Talks 7/17/2010
1591. Haiku - Cockroach In Lift With Me 4/27/2006
1592. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Tasik Kenyir Herbal Island (State Of Trengganu) 8/3/2010
1593. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kinabatangan Boat Cruise (State Of Sabah) 8/3/2010
1594. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Gua Bewah (Tasiky Kenyir, Trengganu) 8/5/2010
1595. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary (Sandakan, State Of Sabah) 8/5/2010
1596. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Gua Taat (Tasik Kenyir, State Of Pahang) 8/5/2010
1597. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Semporna Tourist Floating Market (State Of Sabah) 8/8/2010
1598. Poem About Poetry - Realisation Of Selves 8/8/2010
1599. Haiku - The Old Nun 5/5/2006
1600. The Art Of Destroying Ego 8/11/2010

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 ...

Read the full of 02. Love, Love, Love

Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away