john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,147 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2641. First Encounter - Chinese Porcelain Expert Christian Jorg 3/25/2012
2642. Religious Haiku - Good Friday 4/7/2012
2643. First Encounter - Munir Majid 4/21/2012
2644. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Batu Ferringhi Beach In Penang 6/4/2012
2645. Pantun - Kecil Suka Pakai Kasut Bapa (With English Translation) 7/31/2012
2646. Pantun - Pagar Terbengkok Bertimbun Labu (With English Translation 7/23/2012
2647. Pantun - Bunga Sundal Malam Mekar Bertingkat (With English Translation) 8/3/2012
2648. Pantun - Cameron Highlands Segar Dan Indah (Translated Into English) 8/4/2012
2649. United Nations Heritage Site Haiku - Djemila, Algeria 8/15/2012
2650. Pantun - Segulung Lukisan Air Dan Langit, Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu 8/16/2012
2651. 2012 American Presidential Election Haiku - Ohio Campaign 10/29/2012
2652. Sept 11 Haiku 9/11/2012
2653. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Australian Convict Sites 8/22/2012
2654. Festival Haiku - Sandstone Ice Festival - Dec 14-16 12/14/2012
2655. Travel Sri Lanka Haiku - Sigiriya 1/11/2013
2656. The Pope Resignation Haiku 2/27/2013
2657. First Encounter - Kedah Famous Artist Choh Kiat Siong 8/21/2013
2658. Charles Simic The Haiku Poet 4/13/2013
2659. Visit Malaysia Poem - The Proboscis Monkey 10/25/2013
2660. Run Run Shaw Tribute Haiku 1/9/2014
2661. Poem About Poetry: Blossoming Mind, Blossoming Verses 5/19/2014
2662. New York 9/13/2014
2663. Are We Still Friend? 2/27/2015
2664. World Poetry Day Haiku 3/22/2015
2665. This Is The Family Life 3/12/2015
2666. First Encounter - Tan Sri Clement Hii 12/20/2014
2667. Fifa World Cup A Poem 6/21/2014
2668. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Germany Versus Argentina Final 7/15/2014
2669. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Portugal Versus Ghana 6/26/2014
2670. Ulek Mayang 11/26/2013
2671. Festival Haiku - Hungry Ghost Festival 8/13/2013
2672. Abandoned House Haiku 7/26/2013
2673. Sylvia Plath's 50th Death Anniversary Haiku 7/13/2013
2674. Travel Singapore Poem - Wandering Singapore Streets 6/21/2013
2675. Festival Haiku - Japanese Tanabata 7/7/2013
2676. Pantun - Biru Gelap Air Di Laut Manukan (Translated Into English) 8/4/2012
2677. * Ezra Pound The Haiku Poet 6/20/2012
2678. Travel Haiku - Mount Everest Peak 6/23/2012
2679. *rudyard Kipling The Haiku Poet 6/23/2012
2680. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Brunei Darulssalam 9/15/2011

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
    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

01 And 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 ...

Read the full of 01 And The Moon And The Stars And The World

Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
by darkness

returned to bellies
of earth

builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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