john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,804 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1761. Haiku - Lending Nature A Mouth 8/1/2011
1762. Meditation Poem-I Ask My Physique These Questions 8/2/2011
1763. Haiku-I Fear The Real Live Devils More 8/7/2011
1764. Haiku-Follow The Heart 8/7/2011
1765. Haiku - Tender Tea Leaves 8/10/2011
1766. Snake 8/12/2011
1767. Buddhist Dharma Talk-Haiku 8/14/2011
1768. Ode To Forgetfulness 8/15/2011
1769. Senryu - Religion 8/15/2011
1770. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Lake Toba (Medan) 8/16/2011
1771. The Christmas Day Before Tsunami In Phuket 8/19/2011
1772. Rebirth Haiku 8/19/2011
1773. The Man Falls In Love With The Woman Of His Last Life 8/19/2011
1774. Life An Imprisonment 8/19/2011
1775. Cracked Lips My First Winter 7/30/2011
1776. Poem About Poetry - Did I Write Them? 7/31/2011
1777. Hungry Ghost Festival Haiku 8/20/2011
1778. Haiku - Childhood Star 8/23/2011
1779. The Parting With Love / Haiku 8/27/2011
1780. Back To Where I Belong 8/28/2011
1781. Travel India Haiku - Delhi Red Fort Miss 9/8/2011
1782. Grace Of The Day 9/8/2011
1783. Bad Poet 9/9/2011
1784. Poem About Poetry - How A Poem Is Born 9/9/2011
1785. Haiku - Morning Sun/In The Beams/All My Past Lives 9/10/2011
1786. Sept 11 Anniversary Haiku 2011 9/11/2011
1787. Zen 9/11/2011
1788. Ode To Houses Of Worship 9/2/2011
1789. Travel Nepal Haiku - Lumbini Buddha Old Palace Ground 9/4/2011
1790. Travel Nepal Haiku - The Royal Palace..Kathmandu 9/6/2011
1791. Travel India Haiku-Humayun Mausoleum 9/6/2011
1792. Travel India Haiku-Indira Gandhi Residence Delhi 9/6/2011
1793. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Bintulu Kite Festival 9/15/2011
1794. The Artist's Haiku 9/16/2011
1795. Travel Thailand Haiku - Thai Puppets 9/16/2011
1796. Travel Amazon Haiku - Caught In The River 9/18/2011
1797. Tea Haiku 9/19/2011
1798. Haiku - Autumn Equinox/A Moon In My Mouth 9/26/2011
1799. Maddening Burst Of Cherry Blossom Haiku 9/28/2011
1800. Haiku - Midnight 9/28/2011

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

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

Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away