john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,745 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3121. You Are Backward By 5,000 Years 4/14/2006
3122. It Will Not Change 6/12/2005
3123. Challenge 1/27/2006
3124. The Real Special Person 3/21/2007
3125. 1. Two Red Candles Burning Through Night 4/8/2007
3126. Iraq Today 12/30/2006
3127. Poem About Poetry - The Best Poets 12/29/2006
3128. Sea Of Adventures 1/2/2007
3129. Famous Movie Poem - French Lieutenant's Woman 12/16/2006
3130. 1. Clothesline 11/21/2006
3131. Poem About Poetry -Spooky Haiku Way To Writing Excellent Haikus 7/2/2006
3132. Earth And Men 6/30/2006
3133. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is That Girl At The Corner 3/30/2008
3134. The Real Eyes 4/20/2008
3135. A Sexual Tonic Is Winter 11/15/2007
3136. Total Lunar Eclipse April 4,2015 Haiku 4/4/2015
3137. Women's Day Haiku 3/7/2012
3138. *w H Auden The Haiku Poet 7/3/2012
3139. Travel Thailand Haiku - Jim Thompson Bangkok House 1/12/2008
3140. Silence Speaks Louder Than Words 4/10/2008
3141. Remembering And Forgetting 12/25/2006
3142. Grass (Inspired By Whitman's A Child Asks What Is Grass) 4/30/2005
3143. Understanding The Animals 10/15/2007
3144. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Lundu, Sarawak 2/28/2015
3145. International Holocaust Remembrance Day Haiku 1/27/2015
3146. Travel Haiku-Flamenco Beach (Puerto Rico) 6/12/2007
3147. Haiku - A Bag Of Marbles 2/4/2009
3148. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings 9/12/2006
3149. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening 11/9/2007
3150. This Body Is Made For Love 1/3/2015
3151. Fifa World Cup 6/12/2014
3152. All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter 6/30/2008
3153. Travel Haiku - The Great Wall 7/22/2005
3154. Phenomenal Women 11/20/2006
3155. Inspired By Issa - Moon In The Autumn Dawn 3/31/2007
3156. Twins 12/18/2005
3157. Travel Haiku - Curacao (The Caribbean) 5/31/2009
3158. Travel Haiku - Lake Tahoe 9/3/2005
3159. Inspired By Issa - Spring Butterfly 9/9/2007
3160. *edgar Allan Poe The Haiku Poet 6/23/2012

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 moon...it´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
    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

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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

02. Love, Love, Love

i wish to be the air you breathe
love that floods your every cell
revitalising you, cheering you up
every second of your life

i love like the rush of the Nile, Yangtze -
listen, listen to this lovelorn heart,
holding on, letting go, holding on
with such tenacity to the hope
of every lovelorn night

an eclipse helps distill
my love for you,
seals your charms, allure
from the craving prying eyes
of the world, precipitates that
momentuous silhouette,
escapade for me and you
sun and moon, yin and yang
to be totally absorbed
in ...

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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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