john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2641. Cricket's Love Song 3/31/2006
2642. Seagulls 10/5/2005
2643. Haiku - Roti Canai 6/3/2006
2644. Autumn Alma Mater 9/28/2006
2645. Reversible 10/30/2006
2646. Sons And Daughters 1/25/2007
2647. Consumed By Love 1/20/2007
2648. How I Wish To Die 12/19/2006
2649. Queen Elizabeth Ii 's 80th Birthday Poem 5/14/2006
2650. Malaysiana - The Maiden Of Malaya 4/23/2007
2651. Tanka - Little Turtle 3/27/2007
2652. Travel Haiku - Lake Powell (Arizona) 5/14/2007
2653. Inspired By Issa - A Kite Rises 6/27/2007
2654. Travel Haiku - Río Camuy Cave Park (Puerto Rico) 6/22/2007
2655. Travel Manila Haiku - Alleyway 7/15/2007
2656. Poem About Poery - Poetry Editor 11/9/2007
2657. Red Hot Curry 8/16/2007
2658. Men Are Worse Than Animals 8/14/2007
2659. Haiku - The Good Reporter 11/29/2007
2660. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Voting Out 1/4/2008
2661. Travel Haiku - Winter In Virginia Beach (United States) 2/26/2008
2662. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Why I Will Vote For Obama 3/6/2008
2663. Travel Haiku - Saint Patrick's Day, Boston 3/6/2008
2664. Travel Haiku - Antarctic Excursion 3/7/2008
2665. Nature Versus Collective Self 3/23/2008
2666. Haiku - A Mask 3/26/2008
2667. Travel Haiku - St Thomas Blue Water Sailing School (The Caribbean) 4/30/2008
2668. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Mr President's Face 5/1/2008
2669. Little Problem 3/31/2008
2670. Rising Sun, Setting Sun 4/8/2008
2671. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Saigon War Museum 2/20/2008
2672. Travel Haiku - Soaking Up Great Barrier Reef 2/20/2008
2673. Travel Thailand Poem - Patpong (Bangkok) 1/26/2008
2674. Malaysiana - Quirky Hang Tuah Poem 9/5/2007
2675. Tanka - Autumn Wind And Leaves 8/26/2007
2676. Malaysiana - The Cultures In The Maidens 4/28/2007
2677. How I Wish To Be Read 12/19/2006
2678. Kiasu, What A Hindrance 2/24/2006
2679. Haiku - Tsunami Anniversary 12/28/2005
2680. Those Winter Sundays 3/28/2005

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 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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

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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