john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,055 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1721. Travel Haiku - Napa Valley California 10/21/2007
1722. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Singapore 4/27/2011
1723. Earth Begs To Differ 12/8/2007
1724. Parasite 12/14/2007
1725. Ode To Sleep 5/8/2011
1726. A Collection Of Haiku 5/7/2011
1727. Such A Crowd 11/27/2007
1728. Poem About Poetry-What I Want My Poem To Be 4/22/2011
1729. Love Flights - Spring Haiku 5/24/2011
1730. Haiku - This Cool Night 5/24/2011
1731. The Sleep Haiku 5/24/2011
1732. Pablo Neruda Tribute Haiku Haiku 6/2/2011
1733. Tribute - Shell Haiku 6/4/2011
1734. It's Raining Zen 6/4/2011
1735. Tribute - Ant Haiku 6/5/2011
1736. Man From Dust To Dust Haiku 6/5/2011
1737. Travel Taiwan Haiku-Taipei Summer Passion 5/28/2011
1738. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Taiwan 5/30/2011
1739. Tribute - Moon Haiku 6/6/2011
1740. Haiku - Full Moon 2 6/12/2011
1741. The Day Before The Tsunami In Phuket 2004 6/13/2011
1742. Death And Life 6/13/2011
1743. Haiku / Dalai Lama Tribute 6/20/2011
1744. First Encounter - Pak Samad Ismail 6/23/2011
1745. A Haiku / Nature Is Tender As A Lace 6/26/2011
1746. Strange Dream Haiku-Princess Diana In Black Groaning In Pain 7/18/2011
1747. Meditation Poem 1 - Emptiness Of The Mind 7/19/2011
1748. First Encounter-Khalil Ibrahim 7/6/2011
1749. First Encounter-Mitsuko Baisho 7/23/2011
1750. Season Haiku-Winter Chill 7/24/2011
1751. Travel India Poem - First Sight Of The Ganges At Vanarasi 7/26/2011
1752. The Most Abused Word-God 7/29/2011
1753. Poem About Poetry-Words And Colours 7/9/2011
1754. Granny's Goddess Of Mercy 9/12/2006
1755. First Encounter-Rehman Rashid 7/18/2011
1756. First Encounter-George Chan 7/18/2011
1757. First Encounter-Anwar Ibrahim 7/18/2011
1758. Holiday Nature Haiku-Waterfall Outing 7/31/2011
1759. Invictus In Memory Of William Ernest Henley 7/31/2011
1760. Haiku - Lending Nature A Mouth 8/1/2011

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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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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