john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,927 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1601. Poem About Poetry - The Blood Of My Soul, A Haiku 8/16/2010
1602. How To Appreciate Me 8/16/2010
1603. Senryu - Mannequins 7/16/2006
1604. Obama Haiku 8/28/2010
1605. Haiku - Bird Swinging On A Rice Stalk 8/30/2006
1606. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Admiral Cheng Ho Cultural Museum (Malacca) 9/10/2010
1607. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Trengganu Islamic Civilisation Park (Trengganu) 9/10/2010
1608. My Best Haiku - The Wind Tears Away Autumn 9/11/2010
1609. Travel Haiku - San Francisco Love Fest 9/22/2006
1610. Travel Haiku - Heian Jingu Shrine 9/23/2006
1611. Travel Haiku - Portland 9/23/2006
1612. My Best Haiku - Fallen Leaves 9/19/2010
1613. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sri Mariaman Temple Kuala Lumpur 8/21/2010
1614. First Encounter - Sharifah Aini 8/24/2010
1615. A Birth 8/27/2010
1616. Pablo Neruda Tribute Haiku 10/1/2010
1617. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sixth Bintulu International Kite Festival 2010 10/2/2010
1618. Haiku - Old War Field 10/14/2006
1619. My Best Haiku - Empty Sea Coast 9/22/2010
1620. Haiku - A New World 11/4/2006
1621. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cameron Highlands Resort 12/2/2010
1622. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cameron Highland Jim Thompson Trail - Jungle Trekking 12/6/2010
1623. Travel Haiku - Santa Barbara 12/23/2006
1624. The Great Wall 12/23/2006
1625. Travel Haiku - The Grand Canyon 2/2/2007
1626. Global Warming 2/2/2007
1627. Travel Haiku - Colorado's Breckenridge 2/6/2007
1628. My Favourite Haiku - Adam's Apple 1/29/2011
1629. My Favourite Haiku - Beauty Of The Butterflies 1/29/2011
1630. My Favourite Haiku - Butterfly Butterfly 1/29/2011
1631. My Favourite Haiku - Flight Of The Butterflies 1/29/2011
1632. Travel Singapore Haiku - Orchard Road 1/29/2011
1633. Travel India Haiku - Taj Mahal Feebleness Of A Fairy Tale 1/29/2011
1634. Travel India Haiku - At The Taj 1/29/2011
1635. Travel India Haiku - Two Taj Mahals 1/29/2011
1636. Travel Nepal Haiku - Lumbini Buddha's Birth Place 1/29/2011
1637. Travel India Haiku - At Mumbai Prince Of Wales Museum 1/29/2011
1638. Travel India Haiku - Ganges December 1/29/2011
1639. Travel India Haiku - Ganges Bath 1/29/2011
1640. Travel India Haiku - Taj Mahal The Bliss Of Admiration 1/29/2011

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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