john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,153 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2921. Early Morning, The 6/20/2005
2922. If You Bump Into A Soul 11/7/2005
2923. Haiku - Sequinned Handbag 2/16/2006
2924. Cheng Beng 4/6/2006
2925. Calm Of The Sea 3/16/2005
2926. Infinity 4/15/2006
2927. The Chasing Game 1/2/2006
2928. A Rainbow 1/1/2006
2929. 1. The Real Snake Is Twisting In The Mouth 1/15/2006
2930. The 'Love' I Scrawled 1/5/2006
2931. The Larvae 1/3/2006
2932. Buddha 11/22/2005
2933. Weird-Bird 6/4/2005
2934. An Agent I Am 3/11/2005
2935. Tanka - Depth Of Autumn 7/13/2005
2936. Bruno Manser 6/29/2005
2937. God I Love You Because 11/11/2005
2938. Alone She Puffs 3/26/2005
2939. Mother And Marbles 3/24/2005
2940. A Thought 10/20/2005
2941. Full Blooded Passion 5/29/2006
2942. Autumn Despair 5/14/2006
2943. The Most Difficult Job 5/19/2006
2944. Another View 8/27/2006
2945. Guests Of Sun, Moon 8/12/2006
2946. The Truth Between Us 8/20/2006
2947. Mother's Day Special - Decibels Of Love 5/5/2006
2948. Haiku - Child Red With Lipstick 6/25/2006
2949. If God Were To Die 6/21/2006
2950. Light Grows Out Of Darkness 6/16/2006
2951. Crystal, Pearl And Dreams 4/3/2006
2952. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Seven Days In Bali 3/9/2005
2953. Pining To Paint 1/10/2006
2954. Poem About Poetry - When Poetry Comes Kicking 3/5/2006
2955. Sight Could Not Contain Him 3/26/2006
2956. Silent Lessons 3/9/2006
2957. When We Fell Out Of Love 7/28/2006
2958. After I Prayed For The Animals 7/26/2006
2959. Realm Of God 7/27/2006
2960. Inspired By Issa - One Sparkling Bird Song 6/29/2007

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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