john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2001. Divine Love Is The Vastness Of Sky 8/9/2012
2002. Pantun - Besarnya Sungei Sungei Sarawak (Translated To Engish) 8/10/2012
2003. Pantun - Sungei Kampung Kuantan Sunyi Gelap 8/11/2012
2004. Haiku - Autumn Drizzle, In The Lane, The Clatter Of Clogs 8/12/2012
2005. Haiku - So Gently Spring Unfolds Its Bonus, Blossoming Camellias 8/12/2012
2006. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Rock Islands' Southern Lagoon. Palau 8/13/2012
2007. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Rabat, Morocco 8/13/2012
2008. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Margravial Opera House, Germany 8/13/2012
2009. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - The Western Ghats, India 8/14/2012
2010. United Nations Heritage Site Haiku - Sangha Trinational Area, Congo Basin, Africa 8/14/2012
2011. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Bethlehem, Palestine 8/14/2012
2012. Pantun - Malam Bagai Intan Berkilauan 8/15/2012
2013. Dance Haiku - Every Body's Art - Dance 8/16/2012
2014. Pantun - Arus Deras Sungei Klang Setelah Hujan Lebat (Translated To English) 8/17/2012
2015. Festival Haiku - Singapore Cheongsam & Titanic Exhibitions 8/21/2012
2016. Festival Haiku - Notting Hill Carnival 8/27/2012
2017. Festival Haiku - 'Festa Major De Gracia', Barcelonia, Spain 8/27/2012
2018. Enlightenment Game 8/27/2012
2019. Festival Haiku - Asakusa Samba Festival, Tokyo 8/29/2012
2020. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair 9/1/2012
2021. Garden Of Eden 9/1/2012
2022. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech 9/1/2012
2023. Festival Haiku - World Coconut Day Sept 2,2012 9/2/2012
2024. Festival Haiku - Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Lunar Calender 15th Day Of Seventh Month 9/2/2012
2025. Ode To Poverty 10/20/2012
2026. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Ohio Auto Bailout 10/22/2012
2027. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Big Bird 10/22/2012
2028. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Painting Each Other Black 10/22/2012
2029. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - A Binder Full Of Myths, Rant And Lies 10/22/2012
2030. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Benghazi 10/22/2012
2031. 2012 American Presidential Election Poem - You Aint Getting My Vote 10/23/2012
2032. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Too Many Loopholes 10/24/2012
2033. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Foreign Policy Debate 10/24/2012
2034. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Romnesia 10/25/2012
2035. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Vote For America, Vote For Women 10/25/2012
2036. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - The Lies, The Truths, The Hopefuls 10/25/2012
2037. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Soon Just A Myth 10/26/2012
2038. Haiku - Between The Full Moon And The Missing Moon 10/27/2012
2039. Write - All The Selves Running Free 10/28/2012
2040. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hurricane Sandy 10/29/2012

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

06. Haiku - Alone

loneliness
his childhood
warms him up

loneliness
he warms up to
his childhood

loneliness
childhood
his heaven

loneliness
his childhood
a repository of warmth

meditation
my heart on
a sea of sublimity

so lonely
a poem helps fill out
the emptiness

loneiness
the world
a graveyard

so lonely
i cheer up myself
writing a poem about loneliness

so lonely
i write a poem to fill out
the emptiness

Read the full of 06. Haiku - Alone

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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