john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2561. Poem About Poetry: Blossoming Mind, Blossoming Verses 5/19/2014
2562. Run Run Shaw Tribute Haiku 1/9/2014
2563. Visit Malaysia Poem - The Proboscis Monkey 10/25/2013
2564. Travel Sri Lanka Haiku - Sigiriya 1/11/2013
2565. Festival Haiku - Sandstone Ice Festival - Dec 14-16 12/14/2012
2566. Sept 11 Haiku 9/11/2012
2567. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Australian Convict Sites 8/22/2012
2568. The Pope Resignation Haiku 2/27/2013
2569. First Encounter - Kedah Famous Artist Choh Kiat Siong 8/21/2013
2570. Charles Simic The Haiku Poet 4/13/2013
2571. Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou 10/16/2011
2572. Autumn Blends Into One 11/3/2011
2573. One Art One Art 12/26/2011
2574. Spring Haiku - Love Birds Glide To The New Season 3/19/2012
2575. First Encounter - Chinese Porcelain Expert Christian Jorg 3/25/2012
2576. Religious Haiku - Good Friday 4/7/2012
2577. First Encounter - Munir Majid 4/21/2012
2578. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Batu Ferringhi Beach In Penang 6/4/2012
2579. Pantun - Pagar Terbengkok Bertimbun Labu (With English Translation 7/23/2012
2580. Pantun - Kecil Suka Pakai Kasut Bapa (With English Translation) 7/31/2012
2581. Pantun - Bunga Sundal Malam Mekar Bertingkat (With English Translation) 8/3/2012
2582. Pantun - Cameron Highlands Segar Dan Indah (Translated Into English) 8/4/2012
2583. United Nations Heritage Site Haiku - Djemila, Algeria 8/15/2012
2584. Pantun - Segulung Lukisan Air Dan Langit, Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu 8/16/2012
2585. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Ohio Campaign 10/29/2012
2586. World Poetry Day Haiku 3/22/2015
2587. Travel Haiku - Cape Town 4/27/2009
2588. Travel Haiku - Brixton South West London 4/2/2009
2589. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Beach View Resort 5/22/2009
2590. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Hasanuddin Airport, Makassar (Sulawesi) 5/30/2009
2591. Travel Haiku - The Kunsthaus Zurich (Switzerland) 10/3/2008
2592. Dinosaur Love 12/20/2008
2593. Haiku - A Flood Of Passion 2/3/2009
2594. Surprise In Japan - A Sincere Apology 2/2/2009
2595. Travel Haiku - Fishing In Seychelles 2/7/2009
2596. Travel Haiku - Costa Rica 2/11/2009
2597. Travel Haiku - Naples Fishing Pier (State Offlorida) 2/13/2009
2598. Travel Haiku -Wintry And Fiery Phoenix, Arizona 2/26/2009
2599. Travel Haiku - Amandari Resort Bali 9/26/2008
2600. Travel Japan Haiku - New Year Eve Tokyo 9/7/2008

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