As soon I
espied my ego’s essence,1
I took a lone retreat in bosom hence.
From these wise blinds who have no taste.
For old love’s flame I ran with haste.
1. Ego’s essence; The hidden qualities of ego. (Ego s mirror in Iqbal’s words).
lone retreat in bosom=viz I took to meditations. (for self).
Or self consciousness (viz Moraqaba),
Wise blinds, viz the Mullah and Sufi.
On the path of Love; A phase when a seeker pays full attention on his heart.