john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,055 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2881. Autumn Despair 5/14/2006
2882. The Most Difficult Job 5/19/2006
2883. Another View 8/27/2006
2884. Guests Of Sun, Moon 8/12/2006
2885. The Truth Between Us 8/20/2006
2886. Mother's Day Special - Decibels Of Love 5/5/2006
2887. Haiku - Child Red With Lipstick 6/25/2006
2888. If God Were To Die 6/21/2006
2889. Light Grows Out Of Darkness 6/16/2006
2890. Crystal, Pearl And Dreams 4/3/2006
2891. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Seven Days In Bali 3/9/2005
2892. Pining To Paint 1/10/2006
2893. Poem About Poetry - When Poetry Comes Kicking 3/5/2006
2894. Sight Could Not Contain Him 3/26/2006
2895. Silent Lessons 3/9/2006
2896. When We Fell Out Of Love 7/28/2006
2897. After I Prayed For The Animals 7/26/2006
2898. Realm Of God 7/27/2006
2899. Weaknesses That Become Strengths 2/2/2008
2900. Ode To The Umbrella 1/27/2008
2901. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Democrats Nomination Race To Make History 1/5/2008
2902. An Offended Cat 12/8/2007
2903. Travel Haiku - Ramon Crater (Israel) 12/7/2007
2904. Love Overcomes Him 12/2/2007
2905. Three Months 2/18/2008
2906. Life Story The Unseen Hands 2/17/2008
2907. Travel Haiku - Botswana's Okavango Delta 3/27/2008
2908. Fiercely One Dimensional 3/20/2008
2909. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Cameron Highlands Boh Tea - A Lady Rolling In Pink (State Of Pahang) 4/9/2008
2910. 1. Old Well 12/7/2006
2911. Starting Point To Hearts Of Men 1/2/2007
2912. Prize Winning Haiku - Secret Love (Croatia) 1/7/2007
2913. Getting To The Lake In Us 1/14/2007
2914. Prize Winning Haiku - First Sign Of Summer (United Kingdom) 1/12/2007
2915. We And Them 12/22/2006
2916. Clothing The Ego 12/22/2006
2917. Poem About Poetry - Dont Call Me A Poet 12/20/2006
2918. The Life That We Are Part Of 12/29/2006
2919. God's Drums - Ears 7/5/2006
2920. Mind Has Roots 7/5/2006

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 ...

Read the full of 01 And The Moon And The Stars And The World

Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
by darkness

returned to bellies
of earth

builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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