john tiong chunghoo

I have been working as a journalist for 20 years. I stayed
in Japan between 1988 and 1991, learning Japanese
and experiencing life in Tokyo. I also worked at a
travel agency using my multi-lingual talents to promote
the company. I began writing poetry in the early 80s,
but stopped for several years until last year when I
found the beauty of this form of writing.

Writing haiku is something relatively new to me, but
I am now addicted to this form. Haiku should be recommended to everybody, especially children, because it makes one a more observant person. My
haiku and other poetry have been published in the Famous Reporter (Australia), Heron's Nest (America), Yomiuri Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun and the Asahi Shimbun (Japan), Poetry Sharing Journal, Voicesnet.Com, Free Times (Europe), Tinywords (United States), Sakura (haiku anothology published in Sweden), Poetry Magazine (United States) among many others.

John's haiku                                                             

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