john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,127 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2721. Getting To Know Each Other 2/29/2008
2722. Travel Haiku - Grenada Escapade 1/30/2007
2723. Grandad's Grave 10/5/2005
2724. Wesak Day Poem 5/12/2006
2725. Goal Goal Goal 6/21/2006
2726. Dog Tanka 3/8/2005
2727. An Unsettling Forlorn Longing 11/26/2005
2728. 'Faith' Is A Fine Invention 11/23/2005
2729. War Haiku And Tanka 3/17/2005
2730. No Free Will After All 3/10/2005
2731. Travel Haiku - New York State's Skiing Havens 2/3/2009
2732. American President Haiku Series - Barack Obama 2/26/2009
2733. Mystery Of Mind Poem - The Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own 3/5/2009
2734. Hard As Stone 3/18/2009
2735. Travel Haiku - Isle Royal National Park (State Of Michigan) 3/29/2009
2736. Haiku - Quantum Theory 5/16/2009
2737. Travel Haiku - Gray Whale Migration, Cannon Beach(State Of Oregon) 4/1/2009
2738. Travel Haiku - Angkor Wat Temple (Seam Reap, Cambodia) 4/26/2010
2739. Travel India Haiku - The Taj Mahal 1/11/2011
2740. Langston Hughes Tribute Haiku 5/26/2011
2741. One Malaysia, One World 6/22/2011
2742. Tribute - Dinosaur Haiku 6/1/2011
2743. Butterfly Haiku Poem 8/30/2011
2744. Bamboo Groove (Haiku) 8/10/2011
2745. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur (Freedom Square) 4/13/2012
2746. *rabindranath Tagore The Haiku Poet 6/22/2012
2747. Festival Haiku - Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea 7/18/2012
2748. Festival Haiku - La Tomatina 7/17/2012
2749. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Great Barrier Reef, Australia 8/17/2012
2750. Sylvia's Mother To Plath 7/12/2013
2751. Travel China Haiku - - A Wealthy China 10/2/2014
2752. Famous Painting Haiku - Picasso's Guernica 1937 7/6/2014
2753. I Tied The Knot With Loneliness 3/17/2015
2754. Kuan Yew Tribute Haiku 3/23/2015
2755. Famous Movie Poem - Mary Poppins 10/7/2006
2756. Prize Winning Haiku - Award Winning Son (Bulgaria) 1/5/2007
2757. Years Are Magnifying Glass 1/9/2007
2758. Poem About Poetry - Poetry's Wings Clipped 3/1/2007
2759. Travel Haiku - Vallencia's Las Fallas (Spain) 3/8/2008
2760. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Klang River (Kuala Lumpur) 2/28/2008

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 ...

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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

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