john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1681. Haiku - Japan Tohoku Tsunami Aftermath 2011 3/26/2011
1682. Vietnam Travel Haiku-Kamikaze And Blood 8/10/2007
1683. The Cosmos 8/19/2007
1684. Late Grandma Poem-Putting On Weight 8/19/2007
1685. Travel India Haiku - Dawn Ganges 3/30/2011
1686. Travel India Haiku - Dawn Ganges Chant Of Shiva 3/30/2011
1687. About Haiku 3/30/2011
1688. Cambodia Travel Haiku - The Angkor Wat 8/23/2007
1689. Haiku - Kriya Yoga 2 3/26/2011
1690. Kriyayoga Haiku - Yoga Reflexology 3/26/2011
1691. Supermoon Tribute Haiku 2011 March 19 3/26/2011
1692. Haiku - The Arch Of The Rainbow 3/26/2011
1693. Manifestations - I Cannot See Myself 3/26/2011
1694. Travel India Haiku - From Sonauli To Gorakphur 3/26/2011
1695. Dying Words Of A Man 8/25/2007
1696. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Malaysia 4/2/2011
1697. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Japan 4/3/2011
1698. Travel India Haiku - Vanarasi Ganges 3/26/2011
1699. Poem About Poetry - I Am Poetry (Ii) 9/1/2007
1700. Inspired By Issa-Three Days Waiting 9/3/2007
1701. Travel Japan Haiku - Shinjuku Alleyway 9/5/2007
1702. Inspired By Issa-Harvest Moon 9/20/2007
1703. Travel Haiku-Assateague Island (Maryland) 9/20/2007
1704. Travel Haiku - Cathedral Of The Pines, Rindge (New Hampshire) 9/23/2007
1705. Inspired By Issa - Catfish Tells Its Secrets 9/29/2007
1706. Malaysiana-First Malaysian In Space Oct 10,2007 10/11/2007
1707. Inspired By Issa-Zizagging Over The Stream 10/11/2007
1708. Striking Up With A Cat 10/17/2007
1709. Travel Haiku - Napa Valley California 10/21/2007
1710. Inspired By Issa - New Year's Morning Temple 10/25/2007
1711. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku-Manukan Island (State Of Sabah) 11/6/2007
1712. Inspired By Issa - Scattering Autumn Dawn 11/8/2007
1713. Such A Crowd 11/27/2007
1714. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Singapore 4/27/2011
1715. Earth Begs To Differ 12/8/2007
1716. Parasite 12/14/2007
1717. Ode To Sleep 5/8/2011
1718. A Collection Of Haiku 5/7/2011
1719. Poem About Poetry-What I Want My Poem To Be 4/22/2011
1720. Love Flights - Spring Haiku 5/24/2011

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 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

04. Beautiful Women

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for amother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

Water

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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