john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,951 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

2921. Remembering Henry David Thoreau's The Moon 2/19/2007
2922. Young Hearts 3/19/2007
2923. Cambodia Travel Series - Every Fallen Stone An Ache To The Heart 2/4/2007
2924. Where The Flute Lets Out Its Song 2/6/2007
2925. Poem About Poetry - Best And Worst Poems 2/11/2007
2926. The Mind Works Like A Dredging Pump 7/26/2007
2927. The Right Reader 8/12/2007
2928. Old Day Charms 6/10/2007
2929. Inspired By Issa - One Sparkling Bird Song 6/29/2007
2930. Originality In Writing 5/22/2007
2931. Weaknesses That Become Strengths 2/2/2008
2932. Love Overcomes Him 12/2/2007
2933. An Offended Cat 12/8/2007
2934. Travel Haiku - Ramon Crater (Israel) 12/7/2007
2935. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Democrats Nomination Race To Make History 1/5/2008
2936. Fiercely One Dimensional 3/20/2008
2937. Three Months 2/18/2008
2938. Ode To The Umbrella 1/27/2008
2939. Life Story The Unseen Hands 2/17/2008
2940. Travel Haiku - Botswana's Okavango Delta 3/27/2008
2941. Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Cameron Highlands Boh Tea - A Lady Rolling In Pink (State Of Pahang) 4/9/2008
2942. Famous Movie Poem - Slumdog Millionaire At The Oscars 2/23/2009
2943. Travel Haiku - Trinidad Carnival 2/21/2009
2944. This Boy's Life 2/21/2009
2945. Super Age Poem - Any Age You Like 1/10/2009
2946. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Overzealous Guards At Presidential Palace (Jakarta) 1/17/2009
2947. Travel Haiku - New York City Central Park 11/19/2008
2948. Haiku - The Wind Tears Away Autumn 11/5/2008
2949. Haiku - Forever Young 11/12/2008
2950. A Big One 3/30/2009
2951. Haiku - By-Election Campaign 4/7/2009
2952. American President Haiku Series - Thomas Jefferson 4/26/2009
2953. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Pallawa, Tana Toraja (South Sulawesi) 5/30/2009
2954. Travel Haiku - Montana Fly Fishing 5/26/2009
2955. Haiku - Soft White Skin 5/24/2009
2956. 1. The Earth Talks Through You 5/12/2008
2957. Politics Of Sodom 7/1/2008
2958. Spa For The Brain 6/13/2008
2959. Travel Haiku - Outer Banks (North Carolina) 6/12/2008
2960. The Condor 8/30/2008

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
    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

  • 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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Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
SOSes
crowding
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
consumed
by darkness

diamonds
returned to bellies
of earth

darkness
builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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