john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,136 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

john tiong chunghoo Poems

3241. Japanese Jabberwocky 5/31/2012
3242. Travel Haiku - Washington National Cherry Blossom Festival 3/30/2009
3243. Travel Haiku - Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) 9/11/2008
3244. Retirement Dreams 9/27/2008
3245. Haiku - The Old School Bell 9/13/2011
3246. *john Keats The Haiku Poet 6/21/2012
3247. Total Lunar Eclipse Haiku 4/16/2014
3248. *william Shakespeare The Haiku Poet 6/22/2012
3249. Prize Winning Haiku - First Hanami, Coaxing The Spring Child, To Smile 8/22/2012
3250. * Maya Angelou The Haiku Poet 6/26/2012
3251. Emily Dickinson Haiku - Hope 9/30/2010
3252. 08. Hold On To Your Dream 7/1/2006
3253. World Famous Painting Haiku - Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa 12/18/2005
3254. Travel Haiku-Out Islands, Bahamas 4/8/2007
3255. Harlem Renaissance 10/1/2008
3256. Remembering Roald Dahl - The Pig 2/20/2007
3257. *robert Frost The Haiku Poet 6/26/2012
3258. Women's Day Haiku 3/7/2012
3259. Haiku - First Day At School 4/10/2005
3260. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Lundu, Sarawak 2/28/2015
3261. 09 Haiku - Criss Crossing Shadows 3/25/2005
3262. International Holocaust Remembrance Day Haiku 1/27/2015
3263. This Body Is Made For Love 1/3/2015
3264. Fifa World Cup 6/12/2014
3265. Travel Haiku - The Great Wall 7/22/2005
3266. Phenomenal Women 11/20/2006
3267. 02. Love, Love, Love 12/3/2006
3268. *edgar Allan Poe The Haiku Poet 6/23/2012
3269. War Of The Worlds 7/1/2005
3270. * Langston Hughes The Haiku Poet 6/22/2012
3271. Maya Angelou Comes Alive 3/1/2015
3272. 06. Haiku - Alone 5/13/2005
3273. 01 And The Moon And The Stars And The World 4/18/2005
3274. Best Birthday Haiku- Birthday Cake 6/5/2011
3275. Total Solar Eclipse Haiku 11/19/2012
3276. Trees Trees 2/28/2015
3277. Nature Is What You Dont See 4/24/2005
3278. 04. Beautiful Women 5/14/2005

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

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 a mother
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

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