The days of
that ‘Dervesh’ O God keep gay,
Whose breath opes hearts like buds in-early-May.
To a Maktab’s child he pray’d in this way,
For bread put him not in some body’s pay.1
1. In some body pay; employed by some body (with sense of dishonour) as in enemy’s pay.
That Maktab’s child could be Iqbal or his own son (preferably his son).