john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1601. Obama Haiku 8/28/2010
1602. Haiku - Bird Swinging On A Rice Stalk 8/30/2006
1603. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Admiral Cheng Ho Cultural Museum (Malacca) 9/10/2010
1604. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Trengganu Islamic Civilisation Park (Trengganu) 9/10/2010
1605. My Best Haiku - The Wind Tears Away Autumn 9/11/2010
1606. Travel Haiku - San Francisco Love Fest 9/22/2006
1607. Travel Haiku - Heian Jingu Shrine 9/23/2006
1608. Travel Haiku - Portland 9/23/2006
1609. My Best Haiku - Fallen Leaves 9/19/2010
1610. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sri Mariaman Temple Kuala Lumpur 8/21/2010
1611. First Encounter - Sharifah Aini 8/24/2010
1612. A Birth 8/27/2010
1613. My Best Haiku - Empty Sea Coast 9/22/2010
1614. Pablo Neruda Tribute Haiku 10/1/2010
1615. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sixth Bintulu International Kite Festival 2010 10/2/2010
1616. Haiku - Old War Field 10/14/2006
1617. Haiku - The Old Nun 5/5/2006
1618. Haiku - A New World 11/4/2006
1619. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cameron Highlands Resort 12/2/2010
1620. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cameron Highland Jim Thompson Trail - Jungle Trekking 12/6/2010
1621. Travel Haiku - Santa Barbara 12/23/2006
1622. The Great Wall 12/23/2006
1623. Travel Haiku - The Grand Canyon 2/2/2007
1624. Global Warming 2/2/2007
1625. Travel Haiku - Colorado's Breckenridge 2/6/2007
1626. My Favourite Haiku - Adam's Apple 1/29/2011
1627. My Favourite Haiku - Beauty Of The Butterflies 1/29/2011
1628. My Favourite Haiku - Butterfly Butterfly 1/29/2011
1629. My Favourite Haiku - Flight Of The Butterflies 1/29/2011
1630. Travel Singapore Haiku - Orchard Road 1/29/2011
1631. My Favourite Haiku - Admiring The Full Moon 1/29/2011
1632. Travel India Haiku - Ganges Sweet Scene 1/29/2011
1633. Travel India Haiku - Cheering Up The Taj 1/29/2011
1634. Travel India Haiku - Dipping Into The Ganges 1/29/2011
1635. Travel India Haiku - Taj Mahal Feebleness Of A Fairy Tale 1/29/2011
1636. Travel India Haiku - At The Taj 1/29/2011
1637. Travel India Haiku - Two Taj Mahals 1/29/2011
1638. Travel Nepal Haiku - Lumbini Buddha's Birth Place 1/29/2011
1639. Travel India Haiku - At Mumbai Prince Of Wales Museum 1/29/2011
1640. Travel India Haiku - Ganges December 1/29/2011

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´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
    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


water the world
before anything
else came along

from the water,
i heard record of things
old and new

they unveil them

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