john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,051 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2281. Cruising To Eternity 1/4/2015
2282. God's Breath 1/7/2015
2283. Festival Haiku - Us National Blood Donor Month 1/15/2015
2284. Daffodil 1/19/2015
2285. Najib Mahathir Fallout 1/24/2015
2286. Shadowsss 1/26/2015
2287. Travel Nepal Haiku - Baudanath, Kathmandu 2/25/2015
2288. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku; Bau, Sarawak 2/28/2015
2289. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Lembah Bujang, Kedah 2/28/2015
2290. March 28 Earth Hour 2015 3/23/2015
2291. Dreams Lost In Water 3/23/2015
2292. Festival Haiku - Mid Autumn Festival 9/28/2015
2293. Buddha's Feet 9/28/2015
2294. Blue, Green Or White 10/10/2015
2295. When You Left 10/11/2015
2296. Choosing God 10/13/2015
2297. Festival Haiku - World Braile Day 1/2/2016
2298. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku 3/7/2016
2299. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Black Tsunami 3/10/2016
2300. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Trickled Down Economy 3/10/2016
2301. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Nancy Reagan Funeral Gaffe 3/12/2016
2302. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Super Tuesday 2 3/16/2016
2303. Brussels March 2016 Terrorist Attack Haiku 3/27/2016
2304. Poem About Poetry - Giving Birth To A Child 4/9/2016
2305. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Labuan 2016 5/19/2016
2306. Summer Drizzle Haiku 5/22/2016
2307. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Let Trump Build A Wall Round Himself 6/20/2016
2308. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Orlando Massacre 6/20/2016
2309. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hillary Rips Trump Over His Foreign Policies 6/20/2016
2310. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Battling Two Men 6/20/2016
2311. If Dowager Tzu Hsi Could Sing, She Would Prefer Jazz 9/8/2016
2312. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Penang Hill Top 9/16/2016
2313. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Little India Brickfields, Kl 9/16/2016
2314. Travel India Haiku - Winter Ganges Cremation 9/23/2016
2315. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Trump Courting The White House 9/26/2016
2316. Divinity Is A Bank 10/22/2016
2317. The Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own 10/24/2016
2318. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Sleaze Grabs Trump By The Balls 10/25/2016
2319. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hillary's Email Server 11/5/2016
2320. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Latino, Latina, And The Blacks 11/7/2016

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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