john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,745 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2481. Love The Dinosaurs 6/8/2008
2482. Travel Haiku - London's Marylebone 6/7/2008
2483. To Be Born 6/10/2008
2484. Great Grandmother 6/1/2008
2485. Eight Senses 5/4/2008
2486. Pathetic Contenders 4/29/2008
2487. Inspired By Issa - Cherry Blossom Fall 4/27/2008
2488. Haiku - River 4/25/2008
2489. Inspired By Issa - Morning Charcoal Fire 4/25/2008
2490. Travel Haiku - National Park Week 4/21/2008
2491. Travel Haiku - The White House Easter Egg Roll 4/12/2008
2492. Between That Man And The Bird 4/12/2008
2493. Travel Haiku - East And West Berlin 2/29/2008
2494. Forces Of Life 3/30/2008
2495. When My Country Helps Integrate Another Nationality 3/10/2008
2496. A Stumbling Block? 3/5/2008
2497. A Scourge 3/3/2008
2498. Phuket Tsunami Haiku - Buddha By The Beach 3/4/2008
2499. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Dining By The Tomb - Bukit China (State Of Malacca) 2/22/2008
2500. Inspired By Issa - Your Rice Field, My Rice Field 2/9/2008
2501. Inspired By Issa - Bathroom Frog 1/24/2008
2502. Jigsaw Puzzles 1/19/2008
2503. Travel Haiku - Australia Touring Music Festival - Big Day Out 1/17/2008
2504. Travel Haiku - Rhapsody Of The Seas 1/18/2008
2505. Travel Laos Haiku - Oh No The Buddha At My Feet 1/9/2008
2506. Poem About Poetry - Collecting Words And Feelings 1/5/2008
2507. The Soil And Stone Too Are Living Things 1/4/2008
2508. What Gives Buddha The Eternal Bliss 12/21/2007
2509. Travel Haiku - Shark Island (Ireland) 11/27/2007
2510. Poem About Poetry - Chinese Poets Versus Western Poets 11/22/2007
2511. Travel Haiku - Baltimore Blue Crab Cake 11/23/2007
2512. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Malacca River (State Of Malacca) 10/21/2007
2513. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Independence Square (Kuala Lumpur) 9/29/2007
2514. Travel Japan Haiku - Hachiko Square, Sibuya, Tokyo 9/29/2007
2515. The Line Between Heaven And Earth 8/24/2007
2516. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cenang Beach (Langkawi State Of Kedah) 6/22/2007
2517. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Let's Have A Black President 6/5/2007
2518. Fingerprint 6/6/2007
2519. Inspired By Issa - Autumn Wind 5/22/2007
2520. Haiku - Spring Wind 3/21/2007

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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

01and 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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