john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,926 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2841. I Slice Myself Like A Loaf Of Bread 4/22/2010
2842. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Tourism Minister Poser 9/17/2009
2843. Travel Haiku - Songkran (Water Festival Thailand) 4/18/2010
2844. A Snowy Morning 4/25/2005
2845. Haiku - Dont Imitate Me 4/25/2005
2846. Haiku - First Day Of Spring 4/25/2005
2847. Haiku - Full Moon 4/25/2005
2848. Haiku - Floating Leaf 4/24/2005
2849. Haiku - Opportunities 3/18/2005
2850. Haiku - Running For Their Lives 3/19/2005
2851. Haiku - Jewel In The Dark 3/15/2005
2852. Haiku - Morning Tai Chi 3/15/2005
2853. Haiku - Fair Game 3/29/2005
2854. After Years 4/3/2005
2855. Haiku -Michael Jackson's Trial 4/13/2005
2856. Haiku - School Holidays 3/28/2005
2857. Haiku: One Ant 3/26/2005
2858. Annabel Lee 8/14/2005
2859. On Growing Old 8/13/2005
2860. Haiku - Adam's Apple 7/22/2005
2861. Ode To Death 8/5/2005
2862. Haiku - Big Bloom On Her Spring Dress 5/26/2005
2863. Haiku - Full Majesty 7/22/2005
2864. I Would Live In Your Love 11/3/2005
2865. Death Leaves Us Who Behind Homesick 11/4/2005
2866. Haiku - Bottle Collector 4/27/2005
2867. Haiku - The Summer Rain 8/20/2005
2868. Haiku - Sequinned Handbag 2/16/2006
2869. The 'Love' I Scrawled 1/5/2006
2870. Cheng Beng 4/6/2006
2871. Infinity 4/15/2006
2872. A Thought 10/20/2005
2873. A Rainbow 1/1/2006
2874. 1. The Real Snake Is Twisting In The Mouth 1/15/2006
2875. The Larvae 1/3/2006
2876. The Chasing Game 1/2/2006
2877. Mother And Marbles 3/24/2005
2878. Bruno Manser 6/29/2005
2879. God I Love You Because 11/11/2005
2880. Alone She Puffs 3/26/2005

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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