Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the crow.
Crow, my crow, for God’s sake,
Don’t sit on my head,
Don’t sit on my shoulders,
Don’t scratch my body with your death-force!
I don’t want to die.
I don’t want my dear ones to die
And fly away into the sky.
Don’t darken my door until I have eaten
Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973