john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2681. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Funny Sarah, Quirky John 10/6/2008
2682. Travel Japan Haiku - Earthquake Warning 9/7/2008
2683. Travel Japan Haiku - Suddenly Even The Air Breathes Ghost (Shimosa Nakayama, Chiba) 8/22/2008
2684. Travel Taiwan Poem - Taipei 101 Tower 7/20/2008
2685. Travel Singapore Haiku - The Singapore Flyer 5/5/2008
2686. Travel Singapore Haiku - Night Safari 5/5/2008
2687. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama's Nomination 6/6/2008
2688. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Mr President's Face 5/1/2008
2689. Rising Sun, Setting Sun 4/8/2008
2690. Little Problem 3/31/2008
2691. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Saigon War Museum 2/20/2008
2692. Travel Haiku - Soaking Up Great Barrier Reef 2/20/2008
2693. Travel Thailand Poem - Patpong (Bangkok) 1/26/2008
2694. Malaysiana - Quirky Hang Tuah Poem 9/5/2007
2695. Tanka - Autumn Wind And Leaves 8/26/2007
2696. Malaysiana - The Cultures In The Maidens 4/28/2007
2697. How I Wish To Be Read 12/19/2006
2698. Kiasu, What A Hindrance 2/24/2006
2699. Haiku - Tsunami Anniversary 12/28/2005
2700. Those Winter Sundays 3/28/2005
2701. World Famous Painting Haiku - Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel 1/22/2006
2702. Poem About Poetry - The Poet Is A Clam 12/30/2005
2703. Making Friends 6/15/2005
2704. Travel Haiku - Australian Kangaroo 4/23/2006
2705. This Is The Family Life 3/12/2015
2706. First Encounter - Tan Sri Clement Hii 12/20/2014
2707. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Germany Versus Argentina Final 7/15/2014
2708. Fifa World Cup A Poem 6/21/2014
2709. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Portugal Versus Ghana 6/26/2014
2710. Ulek Mayang 11/26/2013
2711. Festival Haiku - Hungry Ghost Festival 8/13/2013
2712. Sylvia Plath's 50th Death Anniversary Haiku 7/13/2013
2713. Abandoned House Haiku 7/26/2013
2714. Travel Singapore Poem - Wandering Singapore Streets 6/21/2013
2715. Festival Haiku - Japanese Tanabata 7/7/2013
2716. Childhood Marble Poem 11/2/2011
2717. Pantun - Biru Gelap Air Di Laut Manukan (Translated Into English) 8/4/2012
2718. * Ezra Pound The Haiku Poet 6/20/2012
2719. Travel Haiku - Mount Everest Peak 6/23/2012
2720. *rudyard Kipling The Haiku Poet 6/23/2012

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

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 ...

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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

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