john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,804 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3081. Travel Haiku - Oranjestad (Aruba, Caribbean) 3/9/2009
3082. Travel Thailand Haiku - Koh Samui Sojourn 10/28/2008
3083. Ode To The Earth 10/2/2008
3084. Between The Creator And Me 4/5/2005
3085. Haiku - In Silence 3/10/2005
3086. Trees Trees 2/28/2015
3087. Emily Dickinson Haiku - Hope 9/30/2010
3088. The Way God Works 3/29/2007
3089. Travel Haiku-Out Islands, Bahamas 4/8/2007
3090. Inspirational Haiku - Forgive 11/17/2008
3091. Haiku - Autumn Dance 3/18/2005
3092. A Cicada Shell 4/25/2005
3093. Haiku - The Magpie Sings 4/25/2005
3094. Autumn Moonlight 4/25/2005
3095. Haiku - Amber 3/17/2005
3096. 1. A Seed Of Of All Religions? 5/25/2008
3097. Measure 6/24/2008
3098. Sun's Last Grace 10/25/2008
3099. Who Is Now Reading This? 6/7/2005
3100. Haiku - Unceased Days 3/26/2005
3101. Wind, Light, Leaves And Men 11/6/2005
3102. Morning Glories 10/5/2005
3103. Love For A Child 4/5/2005
3104. Haiku - Horizon 5/24/2005
3105. Festival Of The Spirits 11/6/2005
3106. A Dream Within A Dream 3/31/2005
3107. Walking Through Myself 5/17/2005
3108. Carpe Diem 8/12/2005
3109. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some 11/15/2005
3110. Pot Of Gold 9/21/2006
3111. A Sea Of Shattering Applause 4/28/2006
3112. Cashing God 12/24/2005
3113. Haiku Galore 8/6/2005
3114. Beware Writers 1/14/2006
3115. The Unwritten Is Also There 2/27/2006
3116. Love Is In The Sky 8/25/2006
3117. The Note 5/31/2006
3118. Creature In Darkness 6/16/2006
3119. Poem About Poetry - When Poetry Comes 6/29/2006
3120. A Lesser Copy Of God 2/6/2006

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´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
    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

06. Haiku - Alone

his childhood
warms him up

he warms up to
his childhood

his heaven

his childhood
a repository of warmth

my heart on
a sea of sublimity

so lonely
a poem helps fill out
the emptiness

the world
a graveyard

so lonely
i cheer up myself
writing a poem about loneliness

so lonely
i write a poem to fill out
the emptiness

Read the full of 06. Haiku - Alone

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