Animal Kingdom 10 – Cock: Death-Signal


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 cock.

Cock: Death-Signal

Cock, my cock, why do you give the death-signal?
“What can I do?
God chose me and made me the instrument
To be man’s death-signal.
How long does one play?
Not forever. I tell the weary man,
‘Go and take rest. My friend death has carefully
prepared his nest for you, only for you.'”

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973