john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

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

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