john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2881. Poemhunter Haiku 6/6/2009
2882. Haiku - Seven Gun Salute 6/6/2009
2883. I Slice Myself Like A Loaf Of Bread 4/22/2010
2884. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Tourism Minister Poser 9/17/2009
2885. Travel Haiku - Songkran (Water Festival Thailand) 4/18/2010
2886. Senryu Inspired By Issa - Autumn Mountain 3/25/2007
2887. Divine Love Breaking Through The Darkness 4/6/2007
2888. Haiku - Summer Field 10/30/2006
2889. Travel Haiku - Toronto's St Lawrence Market (Canada) 11/2/2009
2890. I Carry Your Heart With Me 11/12/2007
2891. Travel Haiku-Turquoise Coast (Turkey) 9/3/2007
2892. I Am Time 9/20/2007
2893. Where To Find His Passion 9/20/2007
2894. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Langkawi's Mashuri -I Am No Adultress (State Of Kedah) 11/22/2005
2895. Remember 8/4/2005
2896. Bush Warbler 4/25/2005
2897. A White Rope And A Dwarf 4/3/2005
2898. Haiku - The Same Old Bell Chimes 3/28/2005
2899. Haiku - Moon Sits In The Sky 7/22/2005
2900. Loving Somebody 8/7/2005
2901. Morn Birds, Noon Birds 11/3/2005
2902. Senryu (Humour Haiku) - Bird Flu 11/4/2005
2903. At The Grave 4/23/2006
2904. Piano 4/27/2006
2905. Beautiful Haiku Set 12/17/2005
2906. Poem About Poetry - The Great Poet, The Sea 4/29/2006
2907. Eternity 11/28/2005
2908. Sister 12/18/2005
2909. Tea 12/18/2005
2910. A Misochist 3/8/2005
2911. Ivory Pain 12/17/2005
2912. Calm Is All Nature As A Resting Wheel 8/9/2005
2913. Love's Loneliness 8/10/2005
2914. O Captain! My Captain! 7/2/2005
2915. The Sea As Myself 9/13/2005
2916. Tanka - London Blasts 7/9/2005
2917. Haiku - Calmness Of Heavens 3/15/2005
2918. For Each Friend, A Different Dance 6/4/2005
2919. Dream Of An Angel 3/8/2005
2920. God's Fingers 10/21/2005

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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

Read the full of 02. Love, Love, Love


water the world
before anything
else came along

from the water,
i heard record of things
old and new

they unveil them