TO THE ARAB POET
To Arab1 poets
sweet on my part say,
I shun to versify on red lips gay.
From a beam I had of Holy Book’s light,
After hundred years nights I see a dawn bright
1. Iqbal is advising Arab (pront as Arb also) poets to
give uP love poetry (ode) of beautiful women as he was seeing a change to good
after one hundred thirty years continuous decline of Arh world.