john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3201. Total Solar Eclipse Haiku 11/19/2012
3202. A Cat Nudges Me 12/8/2007
3203. In Pscyhe With Divinity 10/25/2005
3204. Poem About Poetry - Adam's First Poem After The Fall 5/24/2005
3205. Water 9/18/2006
3206. Sand In The Sea 7/29/2006
3207. Tanka - Valentine Roses 2/20/2006
3208. Shakespeare The Haiku Poet - Sonnet 73 Made Haiku 10/19/2013
3209. World Famous Painting Haiku - Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa 12/18/2005
3210. The Earth 5/21/2005
3211. Dad Is Sun, Mom Is Moon 5/9/2006
3212. A Black Box 10/12/2007
3213. A Craving 11/23/2006
3214. All Men's Dream - Fifa World Cup 6/25/2006
3215. A Cradle Song 7/13/2005
3216. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is Not 3/31/2008
3217. Michael Jackson Tribute Haiku 6/28/2009
3218. Racism Haiku - Ice Cream 1/4/2009
3219. Haiku - Ying, Yang 3/28/2005
3220. Haiku - Sand 3/23/2005
3221. 09. A Woman Waits For Me 5/5/2005
3222. Haiku: Autumn Trees 9/21/2006
3223. Zen Creatures 12/12/2005
3224. Warm And Soft As Breath 9/11/2006
3225. Harlem Renaissance 10/1/2008
3226. Travel Haiku - Harbour Island (Eleuthera, Caribbean) 6/21/2008
3227. Poem About Poetry - Haiku - Poetry 7/22/2005
3228. Sweet Lips 12/4/2006
3229. Cat's Dream 11/4/2005
3230. Haiku - For Children 6/9/2005
3231. World Famous Painting Haiku - Frederic Leighton's Flaming June 12/18/2005
3232. Flowers Are Earth's Prayers 10/11/2008
3233. 09.Ode Beyond The Graves 12/2/2005
3234. A Cell 9/23/2006
3235. 1. Sisterly Love 4/11/2008
3236. God Works In Circle 3/11/2005
3237. Remembering Roald Dahl - The Pig 2/20/2007
3238. Haiku - First Day At School 4/10/2005
3239. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama + Langston Hughes + Oprah = Sweet Bitterness 2/17/2008
3240. Racism Poem - Where Racism Matters 1/3/2007

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

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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