Animal Kingdom 33 – Mosquito: Torture


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 mosquito.

Mosquito: Torture

Mosquito, my mosquito,
You torture humanity’s breath
With your tiny body, your outer frame.
Human valour, human pride, human fame
Are at your mercy’s reign.
You prove that size is not important:
What is important is capacity’s life.
How secretly you carry
Death-King’s secret knife!

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973