john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

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

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

06. Haiku - Alone

loneliness
his childhood
warms him up

loneliness
he warms up to
his childhood

loneliness
childhood
his heaven

loneliness
his childhood
a repository of warmth

meditation
my heart on
a sea of sublimity

so lonely
a poem helps fill out
the emptiness

loneiness
the world
a graveyard

so lonely
i cheer up myself
writing a poem about loneliness

so lonely
i write a poem to fill out
the emptiness

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Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
SOSes
crowding
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
consumed
by darkness

diamonds
returned to bellies
of earth

darkness
builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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