john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,963 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2841. Calm Is All Nature As A Resting Wheel 8/9/2005
2842. Love's Loneliness 8/10/2005
2843. O Captain! My Captain! 7/2/2005
2844. The Sea As Myself 9/13/2005
2845. Tanka - London Blasts 7/9/2005
2846. Haiku - Calmness Of Heavens 3/15/2005
2847. For Each Friend, A Different Dance 6/4/2005
2848. Dream Of An Angel 3/8/2005
2849. God's Fingers 10/21/2005
2850. Japanese Short Forms 2 3/30/2005
2851. Liars 3/8/2005
2852. A Prayer In Spring 6/7/2005
2853. Little Birds 4/2/2005
2854. Three Things To Remember 11/6/2005
2855. Blessings 10/5/2005
2856. A Glimpse 4/29/2005
2857. Haiku: Neighbour Beats Us Again 3/19/2005
2858. Haiku - Gathering Water 3/19/2005
2859. Early Morning, The 6/20/2005
2860. If You Bump Into A Soul 11/7/2005
2861. Haiku - Sequinned Handbag 2/16/2006
2862. Cheng Beng 4/6/2006
2863. Calm Of The Sea 3/16/2005
2864. Infinity 4/15/2006
2865. The Chasing Game 1/2/2006
2866. A Rainbow 1/1/2006
2867. 1. The Real Snake Is Twisting In The Mouth 1/15/2006
2868. The 'Love' I Scrawled 1/5/2006
2869. The Larvae 1/3/2006
2870. Buddha 11/22/2005
2871. Weird-Bird 6/4/2005
2872. An Agent I Am 3/11/2005
2873. Tanka - Depth Of Autumn 7/13/2005
2874. Bruno Manser 6/29/2005
2875. God I Love You Because 11/11/2005
2876. Alone She Puffs 3/26/2005
2877. Mother And Marbles 3/24/2005
2878. A Thought 10/20/2005
2879. Full Blooded Passion 5/29/2006
2880. Autumn Despair 5/14/2006

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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