john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,091 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2161. Ode To Reading 8/19/2013
2162. Ode To The Chair 6/2/2013
2163. The Lesson 5/31/2013
2164. Haiku - In The Steps Of The Waves 5/31/2013
2165. First Encounter - Mahathir Mohamad 5/30/2013
2166. Wesak Day - I Thought Of You 5/23/2013
2167. Malaysian Election Poem - Chameleon 5/20/2013
2168. Predestination 5/19/2013
2169. Chin Peng Demise Haiku 9/17/2013
2170. First Encounter - Nicol Ann David 9/21/2013
2171. First Encounter - Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir 9/24/2013
2172. Find 8/12/2013
2173. Your Eyes, My Eyes 8/8/2013
2174. Festival Haiku - International Day Of The World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August 8/8/2013
2175. Festival Haiku - Universal Peace Day 8/7/2013
2176. Nature Creates And Replicates 8/30/2013
2177. Poetry The Crystallisation Of The Soul 8/3/2013
2178. Just One Poem For Posterity 6/8/2013
2179. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Moonlight Cottage - Jim Thompson (Cameron Highlands) 10/1/2013
2180. Body Illusion 10/3/2013
2181. My Life Is Half Done 4/12/2013
2182. First Encounter - Datuk Maznah Abdul Hamid...Kedah Wanita Umno Chief 10/11/2013
2183. Visit Malaysia Year Humour Haiku - We Are Malaysians 4/3/2013
2184. Shakespeare The Haiku Poet Ii 10/19/2013
2185. Dust 10/19/2013
2186. Senryu - World Fflags 10/24/2013
2187. Death Sentence Haiku 10/25/2013
2188. First Encounter - Ryan O'Neal 10/26/2013
2189. Sky Is The Space For Thoughts And Talk 10/30/2013
2190. A Nothingness Takes Over 10/30/2013
2191. Interplanetary Exploring Device 10/30/2013
2192. Autumn Craze 11/5/2013
2193. Haiku - Warming Up Her Moons 11/11/2013
2194. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku -Butterworth Ferryride To Penang 1/21/2014
2195. I Have Lived A Million Years 1/28/2014
2196. First Encounter - Lim Guan Eng 1/29/2014
2197. Dedicated To Buddhists 2/5/2014
2198. Travel India Haiku - Bodh Gaya Tallest Buddha 2/5/2014
2199. Travel India Haiku - Bodh Gaya Bodhi Tree 2/5/2014
2200. Lililputians 2/27/2014

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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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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