john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,879 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3041. Tanka - Autumn Wind And Leaves 8/26/2007
3042. Malaysiana - Quirky Hang Tuah Poem 9/5/2007
3043. Malaysiana - The Cultures In The Maidens 4/28/2007
3044. Remembering And Forgetting 12/25/2006
3045. How I Wish To Be Read 12/19/2006
3046. Kiasu, What A Hindrance 2/24/2006
3047. Poem About Poetry - The Poet Is A Clam 12/30/2005
3048. Haiku - Tsunami Anniversary 12/28/2005
3049. Those Winter Sundays 3/28/2005
3050. World Famous Painting Haiku - Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel 1/22/2006
3051. Making Friends 6/15/2005
3052. 08. Fire And Ice 3/28/2005
3053. April Rain Song 5/13/2005
3054. Grass (Inspired By Whitman's A Child Asks What Is Grass) 4/30/2005
3055. World Famous Painting Haiku - Frederic Leighton's Flaming June 12/18/2005
3056. Travel Haiku - Australian Kangaroo 4/23/2006
3057. Travel Haiku - New Orleans 9/3/2005
3058. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings 9/12/2006
3059. War Haiku And Tanka 3/17/2005
3060. Tokyo 3/29/2005
3061. No Free Will After All 3/10/2005
3062. We Real Cool 11/11/2005
3063. 'Faith' Is A Fine Invention 11/23/2005
3064. An Unsettling Forlorn Longing 11/26/2005
3065. Dog Tanka 3/8/2005
3066. Grandad's Grave 10/5/2005
3067. Tanka - Valentine Roses 2/20/2006
3068. Goal Goal Goal 6/21/2006
3069. Wesak Day Poem 5/12/2006
3070. Travel Haiku - Grenada Escapade 1/30/2007
3071. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening 11/9/2007
3072. Getting To Know Each Other 2/29/2008
3073. Mystery Of Mind Poem - The Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own 3/5/2009
3074. Haiku - A Bag Of Marbles 2/4/2009
3075. Travel Haiku - New York State's Skiing Havens 2/3/2009
3076. Haiku - Quantum Theory 5/16/2009
3077. Travel Haiku - Gray Whale Migration, Cannon Beach(State Of Oregon) 4/1/2009
3078. Travel Haiku - Isle Royal National Park (State Of Michigan) 3/29/2009
3079. American President Haiku Series - Barack Obama 2/26/2009
3080. Hard As Stone 3/18/2009

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

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

Warm And Soft As Breath

butterfly, are your
stripes and shades
a map to paradise?
if that is so, i am
already in one

so serene, so quiet
your gentle adventure
enchanting colours

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