morning tai chi
pet dog watches
my every step

—john tiong chunghoo

About the author: i won honourable mention for the first takashi hoshino award and two honourable mentions and one merit poem in the new year kukai organised by the World Haiku Club recently. i am a regular participant of the shiki monthly kukai. my works have been published around the world such as poetry sharing journal,, heron's nest, asahi shimbun, mainichi shimbun, yomiuri shimbun, sakura anthology, free times among many others. readers are welcome to read my poems at and and to leave their messages.


Responses to the haiku for 18 June 2004 by john tiong chunghoo

    lana b
    2004-06-18 01:50:44

    aged hippy
    the face from his T-shirt
    smiles to me

    2004-06-18 05:10:23

    nearly toothless grin
    blonde boy gnaws cell phone
    expensive teething ring

    Frank Fejes (frank at fejes dot net)
    2004-06-18 11:44:40

    morning zazen -
    dog curls up in front
    and licks himself

    israel l. balan
    2004-06-18 12:53:27

    morning meditation
    guts and sighs
    against the buddha

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-18 16:31:45

    a few brief sun-rays
    my morning prayer --
    amidst the steady rain


    a walk ...
    at midnight


    sunrise --
    blue skies
    where clouds were yesterday

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-06-18 23:21:05

    A path through the dew-
    man and dog measuring step by step
    the Zen Garden

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-06-19 17:50:34

    dancing to
    fast rock & roll
    fun weight loss program

    lana b
    2004-06-19 19:10:24

    still clouds
    behind your shoulder

    ed markowski
    2004-06-20 18:53:07

    tai chi...
    bending as he bends
    the sunflower

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-08-31 04:46:17

    butterflies parrots
    blast spring delights~
    still on the pond,a swan~

    luminous angels dance
    newborn fairy tales~
    flowers spread the sky ~

    all Beings in
    all Cosmoses dissolve~
    Mahaa Shoonya~

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-06 18:07:15

    cripple blue jay
    morning, first visitor --
    my sorrows end

    wing tse loo
    2005-08-14 19:09:44

    tai chi lesson
    master ting bows
    to the sparkling creek

    2009-02-02 15:32:45

    morning groans--
    through the chilly darkness
    watching my every step