john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,136 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3001. *rudyard Kipling The Haiku Poet 6/23/2012
3002. *w H Auden The Haiku Poet 7/3/2012
3003. Kiasu, What A Hindrance 2/24/2006
3004. Poem About Poetry - The Poet Is A Clam 12/30/2005
3005. Haiku - Tsunami Anniversary 12/28/2005
3006. Those Winter Sundays 3/28/2005
3007. World Famous Painting Haiku - Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel 1/22/2006
3008. Making Friends 6/15/2005
3009. 08. Fire And Ice 3/28/2005
3010. April Rain Song 5/13/2005
3011. Grass (Inspired By Whitman's A Child Asks What Is Grass) 4/30/2005
3012. World Famous Painting Haiku - Frederic Leighton's Flaming June 12/18/2005
3013. Travel Haiku - Australian Kangaroo 4/23/2006
3014. Travel Haiku - New Orleans 9/3/2005
3015. Tanka - Autumn Wind And Leaves 8/26/2007
3016. Malaysiana - Quirky Hang Tuah Poem 9/5/2007
3017. Malaysiana - The Cultures In The Maidens 4/28/2007
3018. Remembering And Forgetting 12/25/2006
3019. How I Wish To Be Read 12/19/2006
3020. Silence Speaks Louder Than Words 4/10/2008
3021. Rising Sun, Setting Sun 4/8/2008
3022. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is Not 3/31/2008
3023. Little Problem 3/31/2008
3024. Travel Haiku - Soaking Up Great Barrier Reef 2/20/2008
3025. Vietnam Travel Haiku - Saigon War Museum 2/20/2008
3026. Travel Thailand Poem - Patpong (Bangkok) 1/26/2008
3027. Travel Thailand Haiku - Jim Thompson Bangkok House 1/12/2008
3028. Haiku Magic 2/24/2009
3029. Travel Haiku - Chinese New Year In San Francisco 2/3/2009
3030. Travel Singapore Haiku - The Singapore Flyer 5/5/2008
3031. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Mr President's Face 5/1/2008
3032. Travel Singapore Haiku - Night Safari 5/5/2008
3033. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama's Nomination 6/6/2008
3034. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Funny Sarah, Quirky John 10/6/2008
3035. Travel Japan Haiku - Earthquake Warning 9/7/2008
3036. Travel Japan Haiku - Suddenly Even The Air Breathes Ghost (Shimosa Nakayama, Chiba) 8/22/2008
3037. My Best Haiku - Mid Autumn Moon 9/22/2010
3038. Travel Seoul Haiku - Myeongdong Fashion Centre 6/1/2010
3039. Haiku - Tsunami - Torrent Of News 3/15/2005
3040. Haiku - Puppy's Tail Wag 3/19/2005

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

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 a mother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women

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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