Animal Kingdom 21 – Duck: Discrimination

Duck

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 duck.

Duck: Discrimination

Duck, my duck,
You have the discrimination-power
To separate milk from water
And drink milk
To satisfy your great need.

The Illumination-Hour
You separate from
The huge ignorance-night,
And you use the Illumination-Hour
To satisfy your great need.

Infinity’s silver peace
You separate from
Eternity’s devouring fight,
And you use
Infinity’s silver peace
To satisfy your great need.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973