john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2721. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Germany Versus Argentina Final 7/15/2014
2722. Fifa World Cup A Poem 6/21/2014
2723. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Portugal Versus Ghana 6/26/2014
2724. First Encounter - Tan Sri Clement Hii 12/20/2014
2725. Travel China Haiku - - A Wealthy China 10/2/2014
2726. Famous Painting Haiku - Picasso's Guernica 1937 7/6/2014
2727. Sylvia's Mother To Plath 7/12/2013
2728. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur (Freedom Square) 4/13/2012
2729. *rabindranath Tagore The Haiku Poet 6/22/2012
2730. Festival Haiku - Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea 7/18/2012
2731. Festival Haiku - La Tomatina 7/17/2012
2732. Unesco Heritage Site Haiku - Great Barrier Reef, Australia 8/17/2012
2733. I Tied The Knot With Loneliness 3/17/2015
2734. Kuan Yew Tribute Haiku 3/23/2015
2735. Travel Haiku - New York State's Skiing Havens 2/3/2009
2736. American President Haiku Series - Barack Obama 2/26/2009
2737. Haiku - Quantum Theory 5/16/2009
2738. Mystery Of Mind Poem - The Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own 3/5/2009
2739. Travel Haiku - Isle Royal National Park (State Of Michigan) 3/29/2009
2740. Hard As Stone 3/18/2009
2741. Travel Haiku - Gray Whale Migration, Cannon Beach(State Of Oregon) 4/1/2009
2742. Travel Cambodia Haiku - Angkor Wat Temple (Seam Reap, Cambodia) 4/26/2010
2743. Travel India Haiku - The Taj Mahal 1/11/2011
2744. Tribute - Dinosaur Haiku 6/1/2011
2745. Langston Hughes Tribute Haiku 5/26/2011
2746. One Malaysia, One World 6/22/2011
2747. Butterfly Haiku Poem 8/30/2011
2748. Bamboo Groove (Haiku) 8/10/2011
2749. War Haiku And Tanka 3/17/2005
2750. No Free Will After All 3/10/2005
2751. Tokyo 3/29/2005
2752. Dog Tanka 3/8/2005
2753. An Unsettling Forlorn Longing 11/26/2005
2754. 'Faith' Is A Fine Invention 11/23/2005
2755. Grandad's Grave 10/5/2005
2756. Goal Goal Goal 6/21/2006
2757. Wesak Day Poem 5/12/2006
2758. Travel Haiku - Grenada Escapade 1/30/2007
2759. Getting To Know Each Other 2/29/2008
2760. Kamasutra Poetry Series 2 - Flickering Candles Of Bliss 1/8/2006

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´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
    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

06. Haiku - Alone

his childhood
warms him up

he warms up to
his childhood

his heaven

his childhood
a repository of warmth

my heart on
a sea of sublimity

so lonely
a poem helps fill out
the emptiness

the world
a graveyard

so lonely
i cheer up myself
writing a poem about loneliness

so lonely
i write a poem to fill out
the emptiness

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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