john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,879 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

201. Heating Up Winter 11/6/2005
202. Wind, Light, Leaves And Men 11/6/2005
203. Haiku - This Staircase 3/26/2005
204. Haiku - Unceased Days 3/26/2005
205. Malaysiana - Doing It Right, Doing It Wrong 11/6/2005
206. Three Things To Remember 11/6/2005
207. Selecting A Reader 4/22/2005
208. Flying At Night 4/22/2005
209. A Birthday Poem 4/23/2005
210. Year That Trembled 5/14/2005
211. Little Birds 4/2/2005
212. Puzzles 3/29/2005
213. Flyng At Night 7/14/2005
214. January 7/14/2005
215. Ennui 6/7/2005
216. Haiku - Hug 6/7/2005
217. Who Is Now Reading This? 6/7/2005
218. Song Of The River 6/8/2005
219. Song For The River 6/8/2005
220. Woman 3/24/2005
221. Haiku - Eel Twists And Twists 4/1/2005
222. The Earth 5/21/2005
223. Tanka - No Freewill After All 3/10/2005
224. Child, Child 10/4/2005
225. Blessings 10/5/2005
226. Morning Glories 10/5/2005
227. Tanka - Morn Work 4/30/2005
228. Tanka - Spring Chill 4/30/2005
229. Alone, Looking For Blossoms Along The River 5/11/2005
230. A Riddle Song 5/11/2005
231. Haiku - Piggy Bank 3/16/2005
232. Haiku - Twisted Years 3/16/2005
233. Lines Of The Mind 5/5/2005
234. Aboard At A Ship's Helm 5/7/2005
235. Tanka - God Spining Stories 3/14/2005
236. Haiku: Neighbour Beats Us Again 3/19/2005
237. Haiku - Gathering Water 3/19/2005
238. Haiku - Art Of Contentment 3/17/2005
239. A Glimpse 4/29/2005
240. Fengshui 6/5/2005

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

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

Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away

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