john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3201. Sand In The Sea 7/29/2006
3202. Tanka - Valentine Roses 2/20/2006
3203. Shakespeare The Haiku Poet - Sonnet 73 Made Haiku 10/19/2013
3204. World Famous Painting Haiku - Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa 12/18/2005
3205. The Earth 5/21/2005
3206. Dad Is Sun, Mom Is Moon 5/9/2006
3207. A Black Box 10/12/2007
3208. A Craving 11/23/2006
3209. All Men's Dream - Fifa World Cup 6/25/2006
3210. A Cradle Song 7/13/2005
3211. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is Not 3/31/2008
3212. Michael Jackson Tribute Haiku 6/28/2009
3213. Haiku - Ying, Yang 3/28/2005
3214. Haiku - Sand 3/23/2005
3215. 09. A Woman Waits For Me 5/5/2005
3216. Haiku: Autumn Trees 9/21/2006
3217. Zen Creatures 12/12/2005
3218. Warm And Soft As Breath 9/11/2006
3219. Harlem Renaissance 10/1/2008
3220. Travel Haiku - Harbour Island (Eleuthera, Caribbean) 6/21/2008
3221. Poem About Poetry - Haiku - Poetry 7/22/2005
3222. Sweet Lips 12/4/2006
3223. Cat's Dream 11/4/2005
3224. Haiku - For Children 6/9/2005
3225. World Famous Painting Haiku - Frederic Leighton's Flaming June 12/18/2005
3226. Flowers Are Earth's Prayers 10/11/2008
3227. 09.Ode Beyond The Graves 12/2/2005
3228. A Cell 9/23/2006
3229. 1. Sisterly Love 4/11/2008
3230. Racism Poem - Where Racism Matters 1/3/2007
3231. God Works In Circle 3/11/2005
3232. Remembering Roald Dahl - The Pig 2/20/2007
3233. Haiku - First Day At School 4/10/2005
3234. 2008 American Presidential Election Poem - Obama + Langston Hughes + Oprah = Sweet Bitterness 2/17/2008
3235. * Maya Angelou The Haiku Poet 6/26/2012
3236. Poem About Poetry - Lost In Words 1/4/2007
3237. A Charm Invests A Face 11/17/2005
3238. * Charles Bukowski The Haiku Poet 6/22/2012
3239. We Real Cool 11/11/2005
3240. Four Haiku - Inspired By Matsuo Basho 4/25/2005

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
    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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water the world
before anything
else came along

from the water,
i heard record of things
old and new

they unveil them

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