john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,051 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1681. News Week Cover Story Haiku-Princess Diana Haiku (June 18,2007) 6/18/2007
1682. Inspired By Issa-So Many Ways To Express Beauty 6/20/2007
1683. Travel Haiku-San Juan's 500 Years 6/20/2007
1684. Travel Haiku-The Real Mexican Taste (Oaxaca) 7/1/2007
1685. Inspired By Issa-Two Kissing Cuckoos 7/1/2007
1686. Haiku - A Row Of Pigeons On A Loose Wire 3/21/2011
1687. Vietnam Travel Haiku-The Divine Eye 7/22/2007
1688. Vietnam Travel Haiku-Sea Of Motorcycles 7/22/2007
1689. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sungei Merah In Sibu (Stateof Sarawak) 7/31/2007
1690. What If We Finally Met 8/1/2007
1691. Haiku - Time Is Timeless 3/26/2011
1692. Haiku - Japan Tohoku Tsunami Aftermath 2011 3/26/2011
1693. Vietnam Travel Haiku-Kamikaze And Blood 8/10/2007
1694. The Cosmos 8/19/2007
1695. Late Grandma Poem-Putting On Weight 8/19/2007
1696. Travel India Haiku - Dawn Ganges 3/30/2011
1697. Travel India Haiku - Dawn Ganges Chant Of Shiva 3/30/2011
1698. About Haiku 3/30/2011
1699. Cambodia Travel Haiku - The Angkor Wat 8/23/2007
1700. Haiku - Kriya Yoga 2 3/26/2011
1701. Kriyayoga Haiku - Yoga Reflexology 3/26/2011
1702. Supermoon Tribute Haiku 2011 March 19 3/26/2011
1703. Haiku - The Arch Of The Rainbow 3/26/2011
1704. Manifestations - I Cannot See Myself 3/26/2011
1705. Travel India Haiku - From Sonauli To Gorakphur 3/26/2011
1706. Dying Words Of A Man 8/25/2007
1707. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Malaysia 4/2/2011
1708. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Japan 4/3/2011
1709. Travel India Haiku - Vanarasi Ganges 3/26/2011
1710. Poem About Poetry - I Am Poetry (Ii) 9/1/2007
1711. Inspired By Issa-Three Days Waiting 9/3/2007
1712. Travel Japan Haiku - Shinjuku Alleyway 9/5/2007
1713. Inspired By Issa-Harvest Moon 9/20/2007
1714. Travel Haiku-Assateague Island (Maryland) 9/20/2007
1715. Travel Haiku - Cathedral Of The Pines, Rindge (New Hampshire) 9/23/2007
1716. Inspired By Issa - Catfish Tells Its Secrets 9/29/2007
1717. Malaysiana-First Malaysian In Space Oct 10,2007 10/11/2007
1718. Inspired By Issa-Zizagging Over The Stream 10/11/2007
1719. Striking Up With A Cat 10/17/2007
1720. Travel Haiku - Napa Valley California 10/21/2007

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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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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