john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,055 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3081. Trees Trees 2/28/2015
3082. Emily Dickinson Haiku - Hope 9/30/2010
3083. Travel Haiku-Out Islands, Bahamas 4/8/2007
3084. The Way God Works 3/29/2007
3085. Inspirational Haiku - Forgive 11/17/2008
3086. Haiku - Autumn Dance 3/18/2005
3087. A Cicada Shell 4/25/2005
3088. Haiku - The Magpie Sings 4/25/2005
3089. Autumn Moonlight 4/25/2005
3090. Haiku - Amber 3/17/2005
3091. 1. A Seed Of Of All Religions? 5/25/2008
3092. Measure 6/24/2008
3093. Sun's Last Grace 10/25/2008
3094. Who Is Now Reading This? 6/7/2005
3095. Haiku - Unceased Days 3/26/2005
3096. Wind, Light, Leaves And Men 11/6/2005
3097. Morning Glories 10/5/2005
3098. Love For A Child 4/5/2005
3099. Haiku - Horizon 5/24/2005
3100. Festival Of The Spirits 11/6/2005
3101. A Dream Within A Dream 3/31/2005
3102. Walking Through Myself 5/17/2005
3103. Carpe Diem 8/12/2005
3104. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some 11/15/2005
3105. Pot Of Gold 9/21/2006
3106. A Sea Of Shattering Applause 4/28/2006
3107. Cashing God 12/24/2005
3108. Beware Writers 1/14/2006
3109. The Unwritten Is Also There 2/27/2006
3110. Poem About Poetry - When Poetry Comes 6/29/2006
3111. Love Is In The Sky 8/25/2006
3112. Creature In Darkness 6/16/2006
3113. The Note 5/31/2006
3114. Realmbrations 4/20/2006
3115. Haiku Galore 8/6/2005
3116. A Lesser Copy Of God 2/6/2006
3117. Tears From Your Eyes 2/7/2006
3118. You Are Backward By 5,000 Years 4/14/2006
3119. Poem About Poetry - Real Poets 2/20/2006
3120. It Will Not Change 6/12/2005

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

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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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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