john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,745 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

241. The Unseen World 10/20/2005
242. Haiku - The Sea's Golden Smile 12/31/2005
243. Haiku - Wrong Train 12/31/2005
244. There Is A Thought 12/31/2005
245. Outside Myself 3/24/2005
246. A Challenge To The Dark 6/13/2005
247. Yet To Bloom 3/28/2005
248. This Tsunami In Me 3/28/2005
249. Mixed Japanese Short Forms 4/1/2005
250. Mixed Haiku 3/30/2005
251. The Brain Is All Space 1/19/2006
252. The Tree Teaches The Land's Language 1/19/2006
253. Lacking Facility 1/22/2006
254. The Air Tells A Thousand Stories 1/22/2006
255. The Difference 1/24/2006
256. Reaching The Stars 1/27/2006
257. Haiku In Colours 1/27/2006
258. Cambodia Travel Haiku - Angkor Wat 1/31/2006
259. Hot And Cold (2) 12/25/2005
260. Stones 12/30/2005
261. I - The Universe 12/30/2005
262. Stealth 12/30/2005
263. Ants 1/1/2006
264. Tanka - Tsunami Anniversary 12/28/2005
265. Awed By Her Splendor 1/1/2006
266. Palmistry 1/2/2006
267. Haiku - Sakura Dances To Burst Of Laughter 1/2/2006
268. Mushrooms 1/3/2006
269. Try Working Him Up 1/6/2006
270. Seeking A Saviour 1/6/2006
271. Flying Yoyo 1/7/2006
272. Haiku Rule Is No Rule 1/16/2006
273. Finding The Trinity 2/12/2006
274. A Tuned Up Mind 2/12/2006
275. The Mind Could Sense God 2/12/2006
276. Get Going, Impress Her 2/14/2006
277. Risk 12/31/2005
278. The Ring 12/31/2005
279. Up There 12/31/2005
280. Suicidal English 12/31/2005

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

01and 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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