O, tent chamberlain! leave the tent hark
The guide has gone beyond the base park1.
To drive the litters now flops the-wan-brain,
I let the heart hence to take up the reins.

1.         Iqbal takes the first line from a verse of Manuchehree, whose full name was Najam-ud-Din Ahmed s/o Yaqub Manuchehr. He was a courtier of Mehmud Ghaznavi, died in 1080 A.D. It is still customary* to write an ellipsis (tazmin) on a verse of a poet without changing the central idea. *(in India, Pakistan and Iran)