john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3241. * Maya Angelou The Haiku Poet 6/26/2012
3242. A Charm Invests A Face 11/17/2005
3243. * Charles Bukowski The Haiku Poet 6/22/2012
3244. We Real Cool 11/11/2005
3245. Four Haiku - Inspired By Matsuo Basho 4/25/2005
3246. A Child's Amaze 4/29/2005
3247. Best Birthday Haiku- Birthday Cake 6/5/2011
3248. Haiku - A Kick Of Maya Angelou 5/17/2009
3249. Poem About Poetry - Lost In Words 1/4/2007
3250. Maya Angelou Haiku 6/8/2009
3251. Travel Haiku - The Dead Sea 12/4/2007
3252. *robert Frost The Haiku Poet 6/26/2012
3253. Chocolate For Love 6/29/2005
3254. 07. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You 11/13/2005
3255. A Brook In The City 6/4/2005
3256. A Beginning, An End? 10/30/2006
3257. Seeds Of Destruction 6/8/2005
3258. 07. Love, What Is Love? 4/15/2005
3259. **haiku Magic ** 3/3/2013
3260. * Langston Hughes The Haiku Poet 6/22/2012
3261. 09. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep 11/13/2007
3262. 08. Spring Wedding (Charles And Camilla) 4/11/2005
3263. A Clear Midnight 4/11/2005
3264. A Dance? 3/23/2006
3265. 10,000 Years For Each Earth Citizen 12/28/2006
3266. A Celestial Stage 12/17/2005
3267. A Birthday Poem 4/23/2005
3268. A Better Resurrection 10/19/2005
3269. 1914 Iv: The Dead 10/20/2005
3270. *john Keats The Haiku Poet 6/21/2012
3271. 08. Hold On To Your Dream 7/1/2006
3272. Mother's Day Short Poem 3/21/2005
3273. 08. Fire And Ice 3/28/2005
3274. A Bird Came Down The Walk 5/13/2005
3275. 09 Haiku - Peace Haiku 3/19/2005
3276. 09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows 3/25/2005
3277. 06. Still I Rise 6/4/2005
3278. War Of The Worlds 7/1/2005
3279. 03. Maggie And Milly And Molly And May 7/15/2005
3280. 06. Haiku - Alone 5/13/2005

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

04. Beautiful Women

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for amother
the other for a daughter

Read the full of 04. Beautiful Women


water the world
before anything
else came along

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

they unveil them