A gull said to
shaver, nice witty thing,
You cannot exist with the silken wing,
With a fondness great if you call “Ya Hoo”1
You can catch hawk’s head with a loving coo.
‘Ya Hoo” (Hu); O GOd (O! who is God). Some people say that a Pigeon says ‘Ya Hoo’
in every coo. Hence Iqbal is speaking in passages. His pigeon is a virtuous man.
In America a pigeon is also called a gull (uor in Britain) kullah; (Per) The
skull head, the pate.