john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2441. Haiku - China Anti Japan Demo 4/16/2005
2442. Haiku - Lighting Up The World 3/29/2005
2443. Travel Haiku - Big Sky, Montana (United States) 4/26/2010
2444. Travel Haiku - Athens, Georgia (United States) 4/26/2010
2445. Prize Winning Haiku - The Sea Tonight Sweeping To Us The Stars (Croatia) 11/29/2009
2446. Travel Haiku - Autumn In Colorado 10/6/2009
2447. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Hari Raya The Muslim New Year 9/19/2009
2448. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Malacca Megamall (State Of Malacca) 7/13/2009
2449. Travel Hong Kong Haiku - Kowloon Surprise 5/26/2009
2450. Haiku - Intelligence 6/8/2009
2451. Travel Thailand Haiku - Ayutthaya Buddha Still Meditating 6/3/2009
2452. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Ulu Tamu Hotspring (State Of Selangor) 5/28/2009
2453. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur) 5/9/2009
2454. Travel Haiku - May Colorado River 5/15/2009
2455. Poem About Poetry - Carried Away 4/27/2009
2456. Travel Haiku - Banff, Alberta 4/3/2009
2457. Earth Hour 3/27/2009
2458. Travel Haiku - Miami Beaches (State Of Florida) 3/26/2009
2459. Travel Haiku - Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas 3/16/2009
2460. Ufos 3/15/2009
2461. Mystery Of The Mind Poem - I Carry A Forest With Me 3/8/2009
2462. Haiku - Cemetery 3/7/2009
2463. Travel Haiku - Morocco 3/5/2009
2464. Religions And Butterflies 2/14/2009
2465. Is There A Flower In You Waiting To Bloom? 2/9/2009
2466. Haiku - A Darker America 2/7/2009
2467. Surprise In Japan - Our Teachers Wash Our Toilets 2/3/2009
2468. Famous Movie Poem - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? (1967) 1/11/2009
2469. Travel Haiku - Charleston, South Carolina 1/30/2009
2470. Travel Haiku - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah (United States) 11/12/2008
2471. Famous Movie Poem - Singing In The Rain 10/31/2008
2472. Famous Moive Poem - Phantom Of The Opera 10/12/2008
2473. Travel Haiku - Pari Fermier (Paris, France) 10/15/2008
2474. Travel Haiku - Turkey's Turquoise Coast 10/11/2008
2475. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Forgotten Prayers 10/4/2008
2476. The Earth Sighs 10/1/2008
2477. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Presidential Debate 9/26/2008
2478. Travel Haiku - Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (West India) 9/24/2008
2479. Poem About Poetry - Prose Versus Poetry 9/6/2008
2480. Feeling Guilty 8/20/2008

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´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
    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

06. Haiku - Alone

his childhood
warms him up

he warms up to
his childhood

his heaven

his childhood
a repository of warmth

my heart on
a sea of sublimity

so lonely
a poem helps fill out
the emptiness

the world
a graveyard

so lonely
i cheer up myself
writing a poem about loneliness

so lonely
i write a poem to fill out
the emptiness

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water the world
before anything
else came along

from the water,
i heard record of things
old and new

they unveil them