Animal Kingdom 31- Louse: Atrocity


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 louse.

Louse: Atrocity

Louse, my louse,
Why do you devour
With your atrocity-hunger
Man’s purity-head and beauty-hair?
It is not fair,
It is not fair!
God’s Compassion-flood
Shall save man and his innocence.
Man’s angry hands
Shall destroy you, your

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973