john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2121. The Body Is Built For Love 1/20/2013
2122. Haiku - President Obama Second Term Inauguration Jan 21,2013 1/21/2013
2123. Travel India Haiku - Mumtaz Still Glitters At Taj Mahal 1/22/2013
2124. Travel Japan Haiku - Mount Fuji Photo Shoot 1/24/2013
2125. Travel Thailand Haiku - Aomong Tranvestites Cabaret Show (Central Point) 1/26/2013
2126. Travel Thailand Haiku - Krabi Spoilt For Choice 1/26/2013
2127. Travel Thailand Haiku - Krabi Tranvestitie Cabaret Show 1/28/2013
2128. Daffodils... 5/24/2013
2129. Festival Haiku - Memorial Day 5/28/2013
2130. Bipolar 5/30/2013
2131. Supermoon Haiku 6/24/2013
2132. Woman* 6/29/2013
2133. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Punan Bah, Near Kapit, Sarawak 7/1/2013
2134. Haiku - True To Life 7/2/2013
2135. Death Keeps Knocking At The Door 7/3/2013
2136. The Three Selves 1/11/2013
2137. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kuching Fairy Cave, Sarawak, Borneo 1/12/2013
2138. Three Is A Crowd 1/12/2013
2139. Travel India Haiku - Vanarasi Ganges 2 1/13/2013
2140. Travel Sri Lanka Haiku - Sapphire 2/19/2013
2141. Three Persons In One 7/9/2013
2142. First Encounter - Artist Bayu Utomo 7/9/2013
2143. Day 7/14/2013
2144. Versed Diamond 7/14/2013
2145. Ghost 7/14/2013
2146. Festival Haiku - International Nelson Mandela Day! 7/18/2013
2147. A Body Too Fast For Him To Catch Up 7/18/2013
2148. First Encounter - Datuk Suraya Yaacob, State Exco Member Kedah 7/20/2013
2149. William- Kate First Child 7/23/2013
2150. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Alor Setar First Week 7/23/2013
2151. The Monkey Haiku 7/3/2013
2152. The Language My Body Speaks 7/11/2013
2153. From Sylvia To Ted Hughes 7/12/2013
2154. Poem About Poetry - Shaman 7/12/2013
2155. Badger Cull Haiku 6/30/2013
2156. Snow White's Stepmother 6/30/2013
2157. Karma 7/25/2013
2158. Travel India Haiku - The Kaveri River 6/23/2013
2159. Festival Haiku - Hari Raya Malaysia 8/6/2013
2160. Ode To Reading 8/19/2013

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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Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
SOSes
crowding
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
consumed
by darkness

diamonds
returned to bellies
of earth

darkness
builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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