john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2521. Poem About Poetry - Chinese Poets Versus Western Poets 11/22/2007
2522. Travel Haiku - Baltimore Blue Crab Cake 11/23/2007
2523. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Malacca River (State Of Malacca) 10/21/2007
2524. The Line Between Heaven And Earth 8/24/2007
2525. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Independence Square (Kuala Lumpur) 9/29/2007
2526. Travel Japan Haiku - Hachiko Square, Sibuya, Tokyo 9/29/2007
2527. Designer Brand 4/24/2007
2528. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cenang Beach (Langkawi State Of Kedah) 6/22/2007
2529. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Let's Have A Black President 6/5/2007
2530. Fingerprint 6/6/2007
2531. Inspired By Issa - Autumn Wind 5/22/2007
2532. Haiku - Spring Wind 3/21/2007
2533. Unaltered Pages 2/17/2007
2534. Travel Haiku - Baja Mexico Sea Kayaking 1/31/2007
2535. Ode To Emily Dickinson 12/30/2006
2536. Illiteracy 12/3/2006
2537. Haiku - Spring New Bloom 11/30/2006
2538. Swimming 10/28/2006
2539. Famous Movie Poem - Mary Poppins 10/7/2006
2540. Ode To Birth 9/7/2006
2541. Haiku: Banana Leaf 5/17/2006
2542. Buried By Time 8/10/2006
2543. Realm Of Animals 7/27/2006
2544. Just Love The Cemetery 7/23/2006
2545. Roses In The Wind 2/8/2006
2546. Kamasutra Poetry Series 2 - Flickering Candles Of Bliss 1/8/2006
2547. Haiku - Sun Beams 3/25/2005
2548. Knee-Deep In June 7/1/2005
2549. Temple Tanka 4/1/2005
2550. Hope Is The Thing With Feather 4/17/2005
2551. 1. A House Upon The Height 11/25/2005
2552. Tanka - Grasses Bend To The The Wind 3/30/2005
2553. The Echoing Green 4/2/2005
2554. Love Equals God 7/23/2005
2555. Brothers Just Burnt His Love Letters 4/3/2005
2556. Spirit Of Love - The Little Crustacean 3/17/2005
2557. Tanka - The Countryside's Red River 4/29/2005
2558. Inspired By Matsuo Basho 10/29/2005
2559. Diana's Final Abode 4/3/2005
2560. The Tsunami In Me 3/9/2005

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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Warm And Soft As Breath

butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours