john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,147 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

1921. The Shell Haiku 4/18/2012
1922. Mother To Son 4/13/2012
1923. Travel Brunei Haiku - Bandar Seri Begawan 4/25/2012
1924. First Encounter - Datuk Shake 5/12/2012
1925. Back To Life Again 5/12/2012
1926. The Earth Is Making Love To Me 5/13/2012
1927. Tongue Of The Creator 5/14/2012
1928. First Encounter - Yasmin Ahmad 5/16/2012
1929. Remember Earth 5/17/2012
1930. Travel Thailand Haiku - Chiangmai Hotel 5/27/2012
1931. Travel Sri Lanka Haiku - The Temple Of Tooth Relic, Kandy 5/28/2012
1932. First Encounter - Famous Buddhist Monk Ajahn Brahm 5/28/2012
1933. Gay Writings Malaysia/Singapore 5/29/2012
1934. After Auschwitz 5/30/2012
1935. Haiku For Germany Wave And Goth Festival 6/1/2012
1936. The Designer 6/2/2012
1937. Black 6/7/2012
1938. Risk 2 6/7/2012
1939. First Encounter - Dr Maya Soetoro Ng 6/8/2012
1940. Poem About Poetry - Rewriting 6/12/2012
1941. Boat On My Canvas Haiku 6/12/2012
1942. Nature Creates Its Own Fun 6/12/2012
1943. Potpourri 2 6/12/2012
1944. Venus Transit The Sun Haiku 2012 May 6/12/2012
1945. Read Me Now 6/12/2012
1946. Potpourri 6/12/2012
1947. A Thing Of Beauty 6/13/2012
1948. United Nations Conference On Sustainable Development Haiku 6/15/2012
1949. My Father's Day Poem 6/16/2012
1950. First Encounter - Rabindranathtagore's Paintings 6/16/2012
1951. Haiku - Malaysian Haze And Elections 6/16/2012
1952. First Encounter - Tony Bennet 6/19/2012
1953. Ode To Prayers 6/19/2012
1954. Haiku - Dalai Lama And Aung San Suu Kyi Meet (London) 6/20/2012
1955. Ode To Rebirth - Cross Century Surgery Operation 6/22/2012
1956. Travel Austrailia Haiku - Melbourne Street Art 6/22/2012
1957. Haikuied - Sylvia Plath 6/24/2012
1958. World Famous Painting Haiku - No.5,1948 - Jackson Pollock 6/24/2012
1959. * Slyvia Plath The Haiku Poet 6/25/2012
1960. World Famous Painting Haiku - Woman Iii - Willem De Kooning 6/25/2012

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
    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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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

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