john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,083 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1801. Chastity Most Overrated 9/28/2011
1802. Meditation Poem - The Empty Mind 9/30/2011
1803. Distant River Haiku 10/3/2011
1804. Haiku - The Missing Miles Of Our Life 10/6/2011
1805. I Ask Mother Nature To Take A Rest 10/7/2011
1806. Diaspora Haiku 10/8/2011
1807. Realms Of The Butterflies 10/8/2011
1808. Music Puts The World On Its Foot 10/9/2011
1809. Time My Companion 10/9/2011
1810. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Bintulu Kite Festival 9/15/2011
1811. The Tide Of Salvation 10/1/2011
1812. Meeting Beyond Words And Time 10/3/2011
1813. Meditation Poem - A Tooth 10/14/2011
1814. I Live In Little India 10/15/2011
1815. Shots Of Love 10/16/2011
1816. Ode To Autumn 10/16/2011
1817. Small 10/21/2011
1818. Water Water 10/21/2011
1819. New Town New Friends, A Haiku 10/22/2011
1820. Haiku Is 10/24/2011
1821. Ode To The Child 10/25/2011
1822. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Brickfields Mahavira Temple 10/29/2011
1823. Illusion 10/30/2011
1824. Spiritual - I Am Just A Little Part Of Myself 10/31/2011
1825. Haiku - A Noiseless Patient Spider 4/29/2005
1826. A Noiseless Patient Spider 6/17/2005
1827. The Angel 12/31/2011
1828. Daffodils 12/31/2011
1829. Buddha Haiku 1 1/6/2012
1830. Painting - Mona Lisa Haiku 1/6/2012
1831. Travel Sri Lanka Haiku - Colombo 1/6/2012
1832. Falling Star 1/7/2012
1833. Travel Sri Lanka Haiku - The Sapphire 1/6/2012
1834. Famous Quote Of Mine 1 - Art 1/6/2012
1835. Holding The Noon Stillness 1/6/2012
1836. Sunset Haiku 1/7/2012
1837. John's Best 1/9/2012
1838. Anwar's Acquittal 1/9/2012
1839. On The Bridge God, The Devil And - A Choice 1/12/2012
1840. First Encounter -Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil 1/19/2012

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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Water

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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