john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,798 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2681. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Saigon War Museum 2/20/2008
2682. Travel Haiku - Soaking Up Great Barrier Reef 2/20/2008
2683. Little Problem 3/31/2008
2684. Rising Sun, Setting Sun 4/8/2008
2685. Travel Thailand Poem - Patpong (Bangkok) 1/26/2008
2686. Malaysiana - Quirky Hang Tuah Poem 9/5/2007
2687. Haiku Magic 2/24/2009
2688. Travel Haiku - Chinese New Year In San Francisco 2/3/2009
2689. Travel Japan Haiku - Earthquake Warning 9/7/2008
2690. Travel Japan Haiku - Suddenly Even The Air Breathes Ghost (Shimosa Nakayama, Chiba) 8/22/2008
2691. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Funny Sarah, Quirky John 10/6/2008
2692. Travel Taiwan Poem - Taipei 101 Tower 7/20/2008
2693. Travel Singapore Haiku - The Singapore Flyer 5/5/2008
2694. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Mr President's Face 5/1/2008
2695. Travel Singapore Haiku - Night Safari 5/5/2008
2696. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama's Nomination 6/6/2008
2697. Haiku - Tsunami - Torrent Of News 3/15/2005
2698. Haiku - Puppy's Tail Wag 3/19/2005
2699. Haiku - Sunflower 6/13/2009
2700. Travel Haiku - Floriday Keys Fishing (State Of Florida) 7/16/2009
2701. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Brunei Darulssalam 9/15/2011
2702. Travel Cambodia Haiku - Memory Of Phnom Penh 5/24/2011
2703. A Haiku For Each Country Project - Kenya 4/27/2011
2704. Elizabeth Taylor Tribute Haiku 3/26/2011
2705. Haiku - Approaching Spring 3/12/2011
2706. Haiku - The Stream Flows Trailing Time In A Canvas Of Infinity 3/13/2011
2707. Mona Lisa Who Carries Our Smile 2/16/2007
2708. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Cameron Highland Strawberries 12/6/2010
2709. My Best Haiku - Mid Autumn Moon 9/22/2010
2710. Travel Seoul Haiku - Myeongdong Fashion Centre 6/1/2010
2711. This Is The Family Life 3/12/2015
2712. First Encounter - Tan Sri Clement Hii 12/20/2014
2713. Fifa World Cup A Poem 6/21/2014
2714. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Portugal Versus Ghana 6/26/2014
2715. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Germany Versus Argentina Final 7/15/2014
2716. Ulek Mayang 11/26/2013
2717. Festival Haiku - Hungry Ghost Festival 8/13/2013
2718. Abandoned House Haiku 7/26/2013
2719. Sylvia Plath's 50th Death Anniversary Haiku 7/13/2013
2720. Travel Singapore Poem - Wandering Singapore Streets 6/21/2013

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

Nature Is What You Dont See

nature is what we dont see
for instance the essence that pushes words out
for this poem fated for posterity
the birds that without fail
chirp at first light, morn breeze
the unseen clock working at the dot
nature is what we dont see
the nocturnal bloom, that folds itself
in the day, throws its fragrance
in the dead of night as lovers
hide in each others' bossoms
below the soft glare of the moon
centimetre by centimetre
it has inched forward to exhibit its
full blown majestry to the world
Nature is what we dont see
the shadow play master tilting ...

Read the full of Nature Is What You Dont See

Animal World

the sun so far off
i could feel more love
from it than you

all the stars
they are waving
friendship from
a trillion miles away