john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2921. God's Drums - Ears 7/5/2006
2922. Mind Has Roots 7/5/2006
2923. Those Last Days 6/29/2006
2924. An Offended Cat 12/8/2007
2925. Ode To The Umbrella 1/27/2008
2926. Weaknesses That Become Strengths 2/2/2008
2927. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Democrats Nomination Race To Make History 1/5/2008
2928. Love Overcomes Him 12/2/2007
2929. Travel Haiku - Ramon Crater (Israel) 12/7/2007
2930. Three Months 2/18/2008
2931. Fiercely One Dimensional 3/20/2008
2932. Life Story The Unseen Hands 2/17/2008
2933. Travel Haiku - Botswana's Okavango Delta 3/27/2008
2934. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Cameron Highlands Boh Tea - A Lady Rolling In Pink (State Of Pahang) 4/9/2008
2935. Travel Haiku - Trinidad Carnival 2/21/2009
2936. This Boy's Life 2/21/2009
2937. Super Age Poem - Any Age You Like 1/10/2009
2938. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Overzealous Guards At Presidential Palace (Jakarta) 1/17/2009
2939. Travel Haiku - New York City Central Park 11/19/2008
2940. Haiku - The Wind Tears Away Autumn 11/5/2008
2941. Haiku - Forever Young 11/12/2008
2942. A Big One 3/30/2009
2943. Famous Movie Poem - Slumdog Millionaire At The Oscars 2/23/2009
2944. Haiku - By-Election Campaign 4/7/2009
2945. American President Haiku Series - Thomas Jefferson 4/26/2009
2946. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Pallawa, Tana Toraja (South Sulawesi) 5/30/2009
2947. Travel Haiku - Montana Fly Fishing 5/26/2009
2948. Haiku - Soft White Skin 5/24/2009
2949. 1. The Earth Talks Through You 5/12/2008
2950. Spa For The Brain 6/13/2008
2951. Travel Haiku - Outer Banks (North Carolina) 6/12/2008
2952. Boredom Measured In Kilograms 8/9/2008
2953. The Condor 8/30/2008
2954. Politics Of Sodom 7/1/2008
2955. Part Of It All 8/8/2008
2956. Triumphant Flag 8/4/2008
2957. The Buffalo Grieves 8/4/2008
2958. Senryu Inspired By Issa - Autumn Mountain 3/25/2007
2959. Divine Love Breaking Through The Darkness 4/6/2007
2960. Haiku - Summer Field 10/30/2006

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