john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2361. The Head Is A Theatre 10/13/2013
2362. Travel India Haiku - Ernakulam Harbour Front 10/14/2013
2363. Travel Nepal Haiku - Bagmati River At Pasuthpatinath Temple 6/13/2013
2364. Ode To The Artist 7/10/2013
2365. Haiku - Laughing Her Way Through The Drowning 6/20/2013
2366. Belief 7/1/2013
2367. Festival Haiku - Christchurch Cathedral Women Strawberry Festival 1/14/2013
2368. Travel Thailand Poem - Kho Pi Pi Night Lanes 2/3/2013
2369. Crane Haiku 2/5/2013
2370. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Sibu Chinese New Year 2/16/2013
2371. Travel India Haiku - Chennai International Airport (Tamil Nadhu) 1/12/2013
2372. Festival Haiku - Annual Rose Parade, Pasadena, California 1/8/2013
2373. Festival Haiku - Festival Of The Pine, Barcelona 1/8/2013
2374. Sandy Hook Elementary School Mass Murders Haiku 12/15/2012
2375. Travel Sri Lanka Haiku - The Folk Music Takes Me Back Home 1/7/2013
2376. Marbles 12/23/2012
2377. Travel Thailand Haiku - Sukhothai 12/24/2012
2378. Haiku - Sparrow With A Straw To Her New Home 11/21/2012
2379. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Joe Biden Vs Paul Ryan Debate 10/13/2012
2380. Pantun - Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur 8/19/2012
2381. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Garrison Border Town Of Elvas And Fortificationis, Portugal 8/13/2012
2382. Pantun - Air Sungei Menyinar Yinar (Translated Into English) 8/10/2012
2383. Pantun - Bagai Embun Menjelma Di Pagi (Translated Into English) 8/9/2012
2384. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - The Red Fort, New Delhi, India 8/7/2012
2385. Pantun - Sungai Sarawak Penghubung Masyarakat (Translated Into English) 7/29/2012
2386. Festival Haiku - White Nights Festival St Petersburg 7/18/2012
2387. 2012 Haiku - End Of The World Haiku 7/18/2012
2388. *percy Bysshe Shelley The Haiku Poet 7/7/2012
2389. Chinese New Year Eve Firecrackers Haiku 6/30/2012
2390. World Famous Painting Haiku - Paul Cezanne's The Card Players 6/23/2012
2391. Haiku - Ann Dunham Batik Exhibition 6/8/2012
2392. Haiku - 34th Bali Arts Festival 6/21/2012
2393. First Encounter - Sadguru Sri Sharavana Baba From Kerela 6/15/2012
2394. God 6/15/2012
2395. First Encounter - Ting Lik Hung 5/29/2012
2396. Travel Nepal Haiku - Pokkara Himalaya 5/29/2012
2397. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Mulu Caves 5/5/2012
2398. The Bamboo 4/18/2012
2399. A Poison Tree 12/25/2011
2400. Religious Haiku - Easter Sunday 4/7/2012

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  • 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

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 amother
the other for a daughter

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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