john tiong chunghoo

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

john tiong chunghoo Poems

321. Evolution 3/30/2006
322. The Real Master 2/21/2006
323. An Adventure 2/22/2006
324. Tell You Where God Is 2/23/2006
325. Cambodian Travel Series - The Smile Of The Bayon 2/24/2006
326. Cambodian Travel Series - The Smile Of Bayon 2/24/2006
327. Idolatory 3/16/2006
328. Chopping Down The Second 3/16/2006
329. What You Can Do With One Second 3/17/2006
330. What Money Cant Buy 3/17/2006
331. To A Soldier 3/19/2006
332. Childhood Bee 3/19/2006
333. The Novelist And The Poet 3/22/2006
334. The Me 3/23/2006
335. Haiku - Lost Love 3/2/2006
336. Poem About Poetry - The Echoes In My Poems 3/4/2006
337. The Essence Of God 3/8/2006
338. I Admire The Human Race 3/28/2006
339. Big Bang 3/29/2006
340. Tanka - Some Quiet Drama 7/23/2006
341. Tanka - Bygone 7/23/2006
342. Soothing Graves 7/23/2006
343. We So Great 3/28/2006
344. Total Blackout! 7/28/2006
345. A Well 7/28/2006
346. That Lonely Tree 7/30/2006
347. Drop Of Black 8/3/2006
348. Auntie's Chrysanthemums 8/10/2006
349. Close 8/11/2006
350. When God Becomes A A Liquor 8/17/2006
351. The Misguided 8/17/2006
352. Spring Conflagrations 8/18/2006
353. Monkeys 8/23/2006
354. Every Good Thing 5/31/2006
355. Forbidden Fruit 6/1/2006
356. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is 6/4/2006
357. Money Animal 6/18/2006
358. A New World 6/23/2006
359. Real Worth 6/23/2006
360. Cleansing Myself 6/23/2006

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

01and 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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Soses Crowding The Sky

stars are
night sky

that every
glitter would
soon be
by darkness

returned to bellies
of earth

builds on
wiith each
passing cousin

these last
sos messages
crowding sky

sos'es to help
us help ourselves

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