john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2121. God Is With You All Day Long 4/16/2013
2122. My Religion Is The Deep Silence Inside Me 4/29/2013
2123. I Let The Silence Grow 4/30/2013
2124. Daffodils... 5/24/2013
2125. Festival Haiku - Memorial Day 5/28/2013
2126. Bipolar 5/30/2013
2127. Supermoon Haiku 6/24/2013
2128. Woman* 6/29/2013
2129. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Punan Bah, Near Kapit, Sarawak 7/1/2013
2130. Haiku - True To Life 7/2/2013
2131. Death Keeps Knocking At The Door 7/3/2013
2132. The Language My Body Speaks 7/11/2013
2133. From Sylvia To Ted Hughes 7/12/2013
2134. Poem About Poetry - Shaman 7/12/2013
2135. Three Persons In One 7/9/2013
2136. First Encounter - Artist Bayu Utomo 7/9/2013
2137. Day 7/14/2013
2138. Versed Diamond 7/14/2013
2139. Ghost 7/14/2013
2140. Festival Haiku - International Nelson Mandela Day! 7/18/2013
2141. A Body Too Fast For Him To Catch Up 7/18/2013
2142. First Encounter - Datuk Suraya Yaacob, State Exco Member Kedah 7/20/2013
2143. William- Kate First Child 7/23/2013
2144. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Alor Setar First Week 7/23/2013
2145. The Monkey Haiku 7/3/2013
2146. Badger Cull Haiku 6/30/2013
2147. Snow White's Stepmother 6/30/2013
2148. Karma 7/25/2013
2149. Just One Poem For Posterity 6/8/2013
2150. Festival Haiku - Hari Raya Malaysia 8/6/2013
2151. Ode To Reading 8/19/2013
2152. Find 8/12/2013
2153. Your Eyes, My Eyes 8/8/2013
2154. Festival Haiku - International Day Of The World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August 8/8/2013
2155. Festival Haiku - Universal Peace Day 8/7/2013
2156. Nature Creates And Replicates 8/30/2013
2157. Poetry The Crystallisation Of The Soul 8/3/2013
2158. Ode To The Chair 6/2/2013
2159. The Lesson 5/31/2013
2160. Haiku - In The Steps Of The Waves 5/31/2013

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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

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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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