john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,951 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3121. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is That Girl At The Corner 3/30/2008
3122. A Sexual Tonic Is Winter 11/15/2007
3123. 1. Two Red Candles Burning Through Night 4/8/2007
3124. The Real Special Person 3/21/2007
3125. Sea Of Adventures 1/2/2007
3126. Iraq Today 12/30/2006
3127. Poem About Poetry - The Best Poets 12/29/2006
3128. Famous Movie Poem - French Lieutenant's Woman 12/16/2006
3129. Poem About Poetry -Spooky Haiku Way To Writing Excellent Haikus 7/2/2006
3130. Earth And Men 6/30/2006
3131. 1. Clothesline 11/21/2006
3132. Total Lunar Eclipse April 4,2015 Haiku 4/4/2015
3133. Women's Day Haiku 3/7/2012
3134. *w H Auden The Haiku Poet 7/3/2012
3135. Remembering And Forgetting 12/25/2006
3136. Travel Thailand Haiku - Jim Thompson Bangkok House 1/12/2008
3137. Silence Speaks Louder Than Words 4/10/2008
3138. Grass (Inspired By Whitman's A Child Asks What Is Grass) 4/30/2005
3139. Understanding The Animals 10/15/2007
3140. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Lundu, Sarawak 2/28/2015
3141. World Famous Painting Haiku - Van Gogh's Sunflower 5/11/2005
3142. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings 9/12/2006
3143. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening 11/9/2007
3144. Travel Haiku-Flamenco Beach (Puerto Rico) 6/12/2007
3145. Haiku - A Bag Of Marbles 2/4/2009
3146. International Holocaust Remembrance Day Haiku 1/27/2015
3147. This Body Is Made For Love 1/3/2015
3148. Fifa World Cup 6/12/2014
3149. Travel Haiku - The Great Wall 7/22/2005
3150. Phenomenal Women 11/20/2006
3151. Inspired By Issa - Moon In The Autumn Dawn 3/31/2007
3152. Twins 12/18/2005
3153. Travel Haiku - Curacao (The Caribbean) 5/31/2009
3154. Travel Haiku - Lake Tahoe 9/3/2005
3155. Inspired By Issa - Spring Butterfly 9/9/2007
3156. *edgar Allan Poe The Haiku Poet 6/23/2012
3157. Tears Carries Away Pain 5/3/2006
3158. Try This To Kill Your Pain (Any Pain Including Cancer) 8/25/2006
3159. Haiku - Starry Night 8/27/2005
3160. Haiku - The Coconut Tree 4/27/2005

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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One Similar Second

does the face
of every born child
in a similar second
vary because of
the minute space
each occupies
in the similar second?

does their life differ

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