john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,942 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1801. On Growing Old 8/13/2005
1802. A Good Boy 8/14/2005
1803. Annabel Lee 8/14/2005
1804. Marriage A-La-Mode 8/14/2005
1805. The Summer Rain 8/20/2005
1806. Haiku - The Summer Rain 8/20/2005
1807. So We'Ll Go No More A-Roving 8/25/2005
1808. Haiku - Starry Night 8/27/2005
1809. Travel Beijing Haiku - Great Wall 6/5/2010
1810. Phallic Symbols 6/5/2010
1811. Travel Seoul Haiku - N Seoul Tower 6/8/2010
1812. Head Hunting 12/18/2005
1813. Lotus 12/19/2005
1814. Kamasutra Poetry Series 1 - Wild Nights—wild Nights! 12/23/2005
1815. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kinabatangan Cruise (State Of Sabah, North Borneo) 6/15/2010
1816. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sandakan Old Japanese Cemetery (State Of Sabah, North Borneo) 6/15/2010
1817. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Agnes Keith House, Sandakan (State Of Sabah, North Borneo) 6/15/2010
1818. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Semporna Floating Market (Sabah) 6/20/2010
1819. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Semporna Harbour Market (State Of Sabah) 6/21/2010
1820. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Resorts By The Kinabatangan (State Of Sabah) 6/21/2010
1821. Travel Seoul Haiku - The Samsung Arts Museum 6/21/2010
1822. My Best Haiku - Zen Garden 6/25/2010
1823. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - The Women Of Sibu (Sibu Town, Sarawak) 7/1/2010
1824. Mirrors 7/15/2010
1825. Inspirational Haiku - Forgive 11/17/2008
1826. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Big Pants 4/21/2006
1827. Travel Haiku - Memories Of Australia 4/23/2006
1828. A Dish (Cuisine) That Talks 7/17/2010
1829. Haiku - Cockroach In Lift With Me 4/27/2006
1830. Tears Carries Away Pain 5/3/2006
1831. Haiku - The Old Nun 5/5/2006
1832. Home And Love 10/24/2005
1833. In Pscyhe With Divinity 10/25/2005
1834. Senryu(Humour Haiku) - Zen Zero Thought 10/28/2005
1835. I Would Live In Your Love 11/3/2005
1836. Death Leaves Us Who Behind Homesick 11/4/2005
1837. Cat's Dream 11/4/2005
1838. Hot And Cold 11/8/2005
1839. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Monsopiad Cultural Village (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah) 6/1/2010
1840. Travel Seoul Haiku - Cheonggyecheon 6/1/2010

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

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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