were discussed by hundred wise men,
Like jasmine fragrance the talks gave a ken.
Who was that speaker and wise man great,
From a thorn1 who told the Garden’s2 state.
1. A thorn; a Muslim, who was treated
like a thorn by rulers and his country men. Could he Mullah or title holder
landlords who treated Iqbal like a thorn. Here Iqbal is giving a picture of
events before 1937.
2. Here Garden means the nation. Line 1 and 2 in other words
Two hundred wise men discussed a treat,
Like jasmine (petals) the talks were sweet.
Treat; here it is noun, ‘viz. a treating or treatise.