john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,061 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1641. Travel India Haiku - Two Taj Mahals 1/29/2011
1642. Travel Nepal Haiku - Lumbini Buddha's Birth Place 1/29/2011
1643. Travel India Haiku - At Mumbai Prince Of Wales Museum 1/29/2011
1644. Travel India Haiku - Ganges December 1/29/2011
1645. Travel India Haiku - Ganges Bath 1/29/2011
1646. Travel India Haiku - Taj Mahal The Bliss Of Admiration 1/29/2011
1647. My Favourite Haiku - Dawn Prayers 1/29/2011
1648. My Favourite Haiku - Sunset Waves 1/29/2011
1649. Travel India Haiku - Bombay To Kuala Lumpur Flight 1/29/2011
1650. My Favourite Haiku - The Worm's Backbone 1/29/2011
1651. Travel India Haiku - Ganges River 1/12/2011
1652. Nature Is Game For Life 2/5/2011
1653. He Is Just Minutes Into His Game 4/5/2007
1654. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Makam River Chinese New Year Cruise February 2011 2/15/2011
1655. Travel Haiku-Tutukaka Pleasures 4/18/2007
1656. Inspired By Issa-The Well's Bottom 4/22/2007
1657. Sad 4/22/2007
1658. Magic Verses 4/22/2007
1659. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Ulu Geroh's Rafflesia (State Of Perak) 4/22/2007
1660. My Favourite Winter Haiku - Tearful Farewell To Winter 2/12/2011
1661. Buddha A Tribute - A Saffron Shrouded Sun, The Buddha 2/22/2011
1662. Travel Haiku-The Gifford Pinchot National Forest 5/8/2007
1663. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - My Fair Lady Musical 5/19/2007
1664. Real Losers 5/22/2007
1665. Childhood Sky 5/29/2007
1666. Haiku Best Collection 3/4/2011
1667. Haiku Best Collection 2 3/4/2011
1668. Haiku Best Collection 3 3/4/2011
1669. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Sibu Swan Song (State Of Sarawak) 5/31/2007
1670. Haiku - Dawn Nettles 3/5/2011
1671. Haiku - In The Buddha's Curvatures And Other Haiku 3/5/2011
1672. Travel Haiku-Cape Cod Seashore (Massachusetts) 6/2/2007
1673. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Rejang River Cruise (State Of Sarawak) 6/2/2007
1674. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Hang Jebat Mausoleum (State Of Malacca) 6/2/2007
1675. China Guizhou Travel-Manured Patches Right At The Door 6/3/2007
1676. Buddha Tribute Haiku - A Saffron Shrouded Sun 3/7/2011
1677. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Borneo Highlands Resort (State Of Sarawak) 6/9/2007
1678. Poem About Poetry-Roots Of My Poem 6/12/2007
1679. Buddha Tribute Haiku - In The Buddha's Curvatures Yesterday's Rain 3/12/2011
1680. Inspired By Issa-The Rear Goose 6/18/2007

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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Warm And Soft As Breath

butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours

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