john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,136 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2281. Enlightenment Game 8/27/2012
2282. Festival Haiku - Asakusa Samba Festival, Tokyo 8/29/2012
2283. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair 9/1/2012
2284. Garden Of Eden 9/1/2012
2285. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech 9/1/2012
2286. Festival Haiku - World Coconut Day Sept 2,2012 9/2/2012
2287. Festival Haiku - Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Lunar Calender 15th Day Of Seventh Month 9/2/2012
2288. Ode To Poverty 10/20/2012
2289. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Ohio Auto Bailout 10/22/2012
2290. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Big Bird 10/22/2012
2291. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Painting Each Other Black 10/22/2012
2292. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - A Binder Full Of Myths, Rant And Lies 10/22/2012
2293. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Benghazi 10/22/2012
2294. 2012 American Presidential Election Poem - You Aint Getting My Vote 10/23/2012
2295. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Too Many Loopholes 10/24/2012
2296. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Foreign Policy Debate 10/24/2012
2297. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Romnesia 10/25/2012
2298. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Vote For America, Vote For Women 10/25/2012
2299. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - The Lies, The Truths, The Hopefuls 10/25/2012
2300. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Soon Just A Myth 10/26/2012
2301. Haiku - Between The Full Moon And The Missing Moon 10/27/2012
2302. Write - All The Selves Running Free 10/28/2012
2303. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hurricane Sandy 10/29/2012
2304. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Mitt Romney On Embassy Attacks In Libya And Egypt 9/12/2012
2305. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Mitt Romney On 47 Per Cent Non Tax Paying Americans 9/22/2012
2306. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Kasbah Of Algiers 9/22/2012
2307. Children Haiku - Times Flies Away Like A Child 9/23/2012
2308. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Obama Vs Mit First Debate 10/7/2012
2309. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Big Bird Romney 10/7/2012
2310. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Job Increase Boost For Obama 10/7/2012
2311. Body 10/31/2012
2312. World 11/3/2012
2313. Halloween Haiku 11/4/2012
2314. Storm 11/8/2012
2315. Death 11/8/2012
2316. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Women's Power 11/9/2012
2317. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hurricane Sandy 1 11/10/2012
2318. Life Life 11/11/2012
2319. How The Dead Sees The World 11/11/2012
2320. Echo Is The Mirage Of Sound 11/13/2012

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
    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

04. Beautiful Women

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for a mother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

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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