XI-XXVII

My face looks saffron from arcane1 pain,
The blood looks oozing from red eyes veins.
The speech chokes throat and forms a knot,
I canít speak though you know my lot.2


1.         Arcane; hidden, known to chosen only; sec esoterics; hidden signs known by the few chosen (in mysticism)
2.         Here Iqbal is picturising a phase of direct link of oneís heart with God, while talking in esoterics.