Aniomal Kingdom 36 – Parrot: Admiration

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 parrot.

Parrot: Admiration

Parrot, my parrot,
Your high and constant admiration
For human voice and human wisdom
Compels you to leave your sky-vast freedom
And stay in a tiny cage of
imitation’s limitation.
Your imitation of your superior
brother, man,
Endows you with the pride-light
of satisfaction.

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973