john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2841. Dream Of An Angel 3/8/2005
2842. A Prayer In Spring 6/7/2005
2843. Liars 3/8/2005
2844. Japanese Short Forms 2 3/30/2005
2845. Blessings 10/5/2005
2846. Little Birds 4/2/2005
2847. Three Things To Remember 11/6/2005
2848. O Captain! My Captain! 7/2/2005
2849. Early Morning, The 6/20/2005
2850. A Glimpse 4/29/2005
2851. If You Bump Into A Soul 11/7/2005
2852. Haiku: Neighbour Beats Us Again 3/19/2005
2853. Haiku - Gathering Water 3/19/2005
2854. Haiku - Sequinned Handbag 2/16/2006
2855. The 'Love' I Scrawled 1/5/2006
2856. Cheng Beng 4/6/2006
2857. Infinity 4/15/2006
2858. A Rainbow 1/1/2006
2859. 1. The Real Snake Is Twisting In The Mouth 1/15/2006
2860. The Larvae 1/3/2006
2861. The Chasing Game 1/2/2006
2862. A Thought 10/20/2005
2863. God I Love You Because 11/11/2005
2864. Alone She Puffs 3/26/2005
2865. Bruno Manser 6/29/2005
2866. Mother And Marbles 3/24/2005
2867. Buddha 11/22/2005
2868. Weird-Bird 6/4/2005
2869. Tanka - Depth Of Autumn 7/13/2005
2870. An Agent I Am 3/11/2005
2871. Full Blooded Passion 5/29/2006
2872. If God Were To Die 6/21/2006
2873. Light Grows Out Of Darkness 6/16/2006
2874. Mother's Day Special - Decibels Of Love 5/5/2006
2875. Haiku - Child Red With Lipstick 6/25/2006
2876. Guests Of Sun, Moon 8/12/2006
2877. The Truth Between Us 8/20/2006
2878. Autumn Despair 5/14/2006
2879. Another View 8/27/2006
2880. Pining To Paint 1/10/2006

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 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

04. Beautiful Women

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for amother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

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