john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,771 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1641. Travel India Haiku - Ganges Bath 1/29/2011
1642. Travel India Haiku - Taj Mahal The Bliss Of Admiration 1/29/2011
1643. My Favourite Haiku - Dawn Prayers 1/29/2011
1644. My Favourite Haiku - Sunset Waves 1/29/2011
1645. Travel India Haiku - Bombay To Kuala Lumpur Flight 1/29/2011
1646. My Favourite Haiku - The Worm's Backbone 1/29/2011
1647. Travel India Haiku - Ganges River 1/12/2011
1648. Nature Is Game For Life 2/5/2011
1649. He Is Just Minutes Into His Game 4/5/2007
1650. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - My Fair Lady Musical 5/19/2007
1651. Real Losers 5/22/2007
1652. Childhood Sky 5/29/2007
1653. Haiku Best Collection 3/4/2011
1654. Haiku Best Collection 2 3/4/2011
1655. Haiku Best Collection 3 3/4/2011
1656. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Sibu Swan Song (State Of Sarawak) 5/31/2007
1657. Haiku - Dawn Nettles 3/5/2011
1658. Haiku - In The Buddha's Curvatures And Other Haiku 3/5/2011
1659. Travel Haiku-Cape Cod Seashore (Massachusetts) 6/2/2007
1660. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Rejang River Cruise (State Of Sarawak) 6/2/2007
1661. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Hang Jebat Mausoleum (State Of Malacca) 6/2/2007
1662. China Guizhou Travel-Manured Patches Right At The Door 6/3/2007
1663. Buddha Tribute Haiku - A Saffron Shrouded Sun 3/7/2011
1664. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Borneo Highlands Resort (State Of Sarawak) 6/9/2007
1665. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Makam River Chinese New Year Cruise February 2011 2/15/2011
1666. Travel Haiku-Tutukaka Pleasures 4/18/2007
1667. Inspired By Issa-The Well's Bottom 4/22/2007
1668. Sad 4/22/2007
1669. Magic Verses 4/22/2007
1670. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Ulu Geroh's Rafflesia (State Of Perak) 4/22/2007
1671. My Favourite Winter Haiku - Tearful Farewell To Winter 2/12/2011
1672. Buddha A Tribute - A Saffron Shrouded Sun, The Buddha 2/22/2011
1673. Travel Haiku-The Gifford Pinchot National Forest 5/8/2007
1674. Poem About Poetry-Roots Of My Poem 6/12/2007
1675. Buddha Tribute Haiku - In The Buddha's Curvatures Yesterday's Rain 3/12/2011
1676. Inspired By Issa-The Rear Goose 6/18/2007
1677. News Week Cover Story Haiku-Princess Diana Haiku (June 18,2007) 6/18/2007
1678. Inspired By Issa-So Many Ways To Express Beauty 6/20/2007
1679. Travel Haiku-San Juan's 500 Years 6/20/2007
1680. Travel Haiku-The Real Mexican Taste (Oaxaca) 7/1/2007

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

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

water the world
before anything
else came along

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

they unveil them