john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,136 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1761. Coldness Of The Melon 4/25/2005
1762. Haiku - Dont Imitate Me 4/25/2005
1763. Haiku - First Day Of Spring 4/25/2005
1764. Haiku - First Snow 4/25/2005
1765. Haiku - Fleas, Lice 4/25/2005
1766. Heat Waves Simmering 4/25/2005
1767. Haiku - How Admirable 4/25/2005
1768. Haiku - Cuckoo's Cry 4/25/2005
1769. Haiku - Beautiful Plain 4/25/2005
1770. Haiku - Layer By Layer 4/25/2005
1771. Haiku - Full Moon 4/25/2005
1772. Haiku - One Chirp Only 4/25/2005
1773. Haiku - Little Ripe Guava 4/25/2005
1774. Haiku - Posturing For An Owner 4/25/2005
1775. Haiku - The Magpie Sings 4/25/2005
1776. Haiku - Moonlight Slanting 4/25/2005
1777. Haiku - Staying At An Inn 4/27/2005
1778. My First Summer 4/27/2005
1779. Haiku - Dragonflies 4/27/2005
1780. Killings 3/28/2005
1781. A Late Walk 5/5/2005
1782. Haiku - Big Bloom On Her Spring Dress 5/26/2005
1783. First Love 6/4/2005
1784. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Orangutan 6/4/2005
1785. Written On A Summer Evening 6/7/2005
1786. Travel Seoul Haiku - Korea Demilitarised Zone 5/11/2010
1787. Travel Seoul Haiku - The Han River 5/11/2010
1788. Travel Seoul Haiku - Hangang River, A River Of Tears 5/11/2010
1789. After Rice Harvest 6/11/2005
1790. The Eagle 7/9/2005
1791. Haiku - Full Majesty 7/22/2005
1792. Senryu (Humour Haiku) : First Kiss 7/22/2005
1793. Haiku - Adam's Apple 7/22/2005
1794. Ode To Death 8/5/2005
1795. Poem About Poetry - Teaching Me Poetry 8/5/2005
1796. On Growing Old 8/13/2005
1797. A Good Boy 8/14/2005
1798. Annabel Lee 8/14/2005
1799. Marriage A-La-Mode 8/14/2005
1800. The Summer Rain 8/20/2005

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
    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

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 a mother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women


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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