john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,804 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2321. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Sleaze Grabs Trump By The Balls 10/25/2016
2322. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hillary's Email Server 11/5/2016
2323. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Latino, Latina, And The Blacks 11/7/2016
2324. Supermoon Haiku - The Bride 11/15/2016
2325. The Road Not Taken 4/20/2017
2326. Forever Is Composed Of Nows - A Second Is The Same As A Million Years 1/6/2018
2327. Dying - I Heard A Fly Buzz- Dying Is The Bliss 1/6/2018
2328. Save The Trees, Save Ourselves 5/28/2018
2329. Poem About Poetry - Poetry The Blood Of My Soul 9/26/2018
2330. William Wordsworth The Haiku Poet - Lonely As A Cloud 3/1/2019
2331. Jenny Joseph The Haiku Poet With Her Warning 3/2/2019
2332. Remember......Remember 5/1/2019
2333. Nature Walks 5/9/2019
2334. After Enlightenment -The Stillborn 6/9/2019
2335. What If Creation Is A Game 6/6/2020
2336. World Famous Painting Haiku - Paul Gauguin's When Will You Marry? 5/11/2015
2337. World Famous Painting Haiku - Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi 5/11/2015
2338. World Famous Painting Haiku - Picasso's The Women Of Algiers 5/12/2015
2339. World Famous Artwork Haiku:Alberto Giacometti's Man Pointing 5/12/2015
2340. Travel China Haiku - Yuanmingyuan 5/12/2015
2341. International Yoga Day Haiku 6/21/2015
2342. Travel Brunei Darussalam Poem - Bandar Seri Begawan 6/22/2015
2343. Haiku - New Day Pale Bride The Moon Bids Goodbye 6/23/2015
2344. Travel Brunei Darussalam Poem - Bandar Seri Begawan - 2 7/5/2015
2345. P Ramlee Tribute Haiku 3/22/2015
2346. Partial Lunar Eclipse 3/21/2015
2347. Emerald And Black Diamond 3/6/2015
2348. All Seasons Are For Love 3/6/2015
2349. Festival Haiku - March 12 World Kidney Day 3/10/2015
2350. Then You Left 3/15/2015
2351. Miss 2/27/2015
2352. World Leprosy Week 1/27/2015
2353. Travel China Haiku - Yangshuo Mountains 10/8/2014
2354. Being With You 9/11/2014
2355. The Head Is A Theatre 10/13/2013
2356. In Memory Of The Tiananmen Square Incident 6/9/2014
2357. Maya Angelou Tribute Haiku 5/29/2014
2358. Obama Malaysia Visit Haiku 4/28/2014
2359. How To Pray 5/2/2014
2360. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Alor Setar 1/21/2014

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

Nature Is What You Dont See

nature is what we dont see
for instance the essence that pushes words out
for this poem fated for posterity
the birds that without fail
chirp at first light, morn breeze
the unseen clock working at the dot
nature is what we dont see
the nocturnal bloom, that folds itself
in the day, throws its fragrance
in the dead of night as lovers
hide in each others' bossoms
below the soft glare of the moon
centimetre by centimetre
it has inched forward to exhibit its
full blown majestry to the world
Nature is what we dont see
the shadow play master tilting ...

Read the full of Nature Is What You Dont See

Warm And Soft As Breath

butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours