john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,055 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2401. A Poison Tree 12/25/2011
2402. Dusk Haiku - Lingering Me And My Shadow 10/20/2011
2403. The Hat Haiku 2/7/2012
2404. Rewrites 10/3/2011
2405. Haiku - The Body Is A Brewer Of Intoxication 9/30/2011
2406. Travel Japan Haiku-Kamakura Bronze Buddha 8/21/2011
2407. Through Your Eyes 6/22/2011
2408. Ode To The Butterflies 8/29/2011
2409. London Riot Haiku 8/15/2011
2410. First Encounter-A Samad Said 7/18/2011
2411. Haiku - Lake Boat Ride 6/6/2011
2412. Travel Haiku - Sun Valley (State Of Idaho) 8/10/2009
2413. Best Loved Haiku For You 5/17/2011
2414. A Child Looks For Fun 11/11/2007
2415. Locked 10/21/2007
2416. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Draws Out The Individual 10/14/2007
2417. Travel Haiku - Cayman Islands 5/18/2007
2418. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Myanmar 4/9/2011
2419. Earth Hour Haiku 2011 3/26/2011
2420. Inspired By Issa - Dirty Snow And Flyover Stairs 9/1/2007
2421. Travel India Haiku - Gate Of India Bombay 3/31/2011
2422. Travel India Haiku - Delhi Sky 3/26/2011
2423. 2011 March Japan 8.9 Richter Earthquake Haiku 3/12/2011
2424. Travel Haiku-South Africa's 2,000 Wines 4/4/2007
2425. My Favourite Haiku - Sensuous Realm 1/29/2011
2426. My Favourite Haiku - A Tide Of Inspired Words 1/29/2011
2427. My Favourite Haiku - Floating Leaf 1/29/2011
2428. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Moonlight Bungalow, Cameron Highlands 12/5/2010
2429. First Encounter - Jimmy Choo The Shoe Designer 11/26/2010
2430. Haiku - War Games 5/20/2006
2431. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kota Kinabalu Waterfront (State Of Sabah) 5/5/2010
2432. Haiku - What The Fish Feel 4/27/2005
2433. Haiku - Taking A Nap 4/26/2005
2434. Poem About Poetry - An Eastern Ballad 4/27/2005
2435. Haiku - China Anti Japan Demo 4/16/2005
2436. Haiku - Lighting Up The World 3/29/2005
2437. Travel Haiku - Big Sky, Montana (United States) 4/26/2010
2438. Travel Haiku - Athens, Georgia (United States) 4/26/2010
2439. Prize Winning Haiku - The Sea Tonight Sweeping To Us The Stars (Croatia) 11/29/2009
2440. Travel Haiku - Autumn In Colorado 10/6/2009

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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