john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,942 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2561. International Yoga Day Haiku 6/21/2015
2562. Travel Brunei Darussalam Poem - Bandar Seri Begawan 6/22/2015
2563. Haiku - New Day Pale Bride The Moon Bids Goodbye 6/23/2015
2564. Travel Brunei Darussalam Poem - Bandar Seri Begawan - 2 7/5/2015
2565. Visit Malaysia Year - Langkawi A Poem 8/11/2015
2566. Festival Haiku - Mid Autumn Festival 9/28/2015
2567. Buddha's Feet 9/28/2015
2568. Blue, Green Or White 10/10/2015
2569. When You Left 10/11/2015
2570. Choosing God 10/13/2015
2571. Festival Haiku - World Braile Day 1/2/2016
2572. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku 3/7/2016
2573. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Black Tsunami 3/10/2016
2574. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Trickled Down Economy 3/10/2016
2575. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Nancy Reagan Funeral Gaffe 3/12/2016
2576. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Super Tuesday 2 3/16/2016
2577. Brussels March 2016 Terrorist Attack Haiku 3/27/2016
2578. Poem About Poetry - Giving Birth To A Child 4/9/2016
2579. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Labuan 2016 5/19/2016
2580. Summer Drizzle Haiku 5/22/2016
2581. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Let Trump Build A Wall Round Himself 6/20/2016
2582. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Orlando Massacre 6/20/2016
2583. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hillary Rips Trump Over His Foreign Policies 6/20/2016
2584. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Battling Two Men 6/20/2016
2585. Haiku - Man A Part Of The Divine 7/10/2016
2586. Dont Worry Nature Will Make Room For It 8/3/2016
2587. If Dowager Tzu Hsi Could Sing, She Would Prefer Jazz 9/8/2016
2588. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Penang Hill Top 9/16/2016
2589. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Little India Brickfields, Kl 9/16/2016
2590. Travel India Haiku - Winter Ganges Cremation 9/23/2016
2591. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Trump Courting The White House 9/26/2016
2592. Divinity Is A Bank 10/22/2016
2593. The Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own 10/24/2016
2594. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Sleaze Grabs Trump By The Balls 10/25/2016
2595. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Hillary's Email Server 11/5/2016
2596. 2016 American Presidential Election Haiku - Latino, Latina, And The Blacks 11/7/2016
2597. Supermoon Haiku - The Bride 11/15/2016
2598. The Road Not Taken 4/20/2017
2599. Forever Is Composed Of Nows - A Second Is The Same As A Million Years 1/6/2018
2600. Dying - I Heard A Fly Buzz- Dying Is The Bliss 1/6/2018

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

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 a mother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

Water

water the world
before anything
else came along

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

they unveil them

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