us kaa ;xiraam dekh ke jaayaa nah jaa))egaa
ay kabk phir ba;haal bhii aayaa nah jaa))egaa

1) having seen her gait, going will not be [able to be] done/'gone'
2) oh partridge, then/again even/also coming to your senses will not be [able to be] done/'gone'



;xiraam : 'Pace, gait, walk, march; stately gait, graceful walk; strut'. (Platts p.488)

S. R. Faruqi:

ba;haal aanaa = to come to one's senses

The opening-verse is by way of introduction, but the wordplay of aayaa and jaayaa is interesting.



The partridge is of course famous for its graceful gait. But having seen the beloved's gait, the partridge will be awestruck and stupefied, and thus quite unable to 'go' or move. And not only that-- it will be sunk in such a trance of envy and despair and desire that it will be unable thereafter even to 'come' to its senses.

As SRF notes, there's nothing going on in this verse besides the wordplay; but then, what else is necessary? The piquant combination of 'going will not be gone' and 'coming will not be gone' not only mirrors the partridge's confusion and helplessness, but also creates enjoyable effects of sound and rhythm. SRF has pointed out elsewhere (2015) that 'the mountain quail, or partridge, is supposed to have a swaggering, drunken, and most attractive walk'.

Note for grammar fans: Here are two prime examples of the 'passive of impossibility'. In order to show absolute negation, something like mujh se yih khaanaa khaayaa nahii;N jaa))egaa , 'this food won't/can't be eaten by me', is about as absolutely firm as one can get. As a rule, passives are made from transitive verbs like khaanaa ; but 'passives of impossibility' can also be made from intransitives, as in yahaa;N bai;Thaa nahii;N jaataa , 'it is impossible/forbidden to sit here'. In the present verse, in the first line jaanaa is used in this construction, not with its normal irregular perfect form, gayaa , but with an unusual, regular one, jaayaa ; the result is 'going will not be done [literally, 'gone']'. In the second line there's a similar construction with aanaa : 'coming [into one's senses] will not be done [literally, 'gone']'. Similar uses of the 'passive of impossibility' construction occur in both {48,6} (with the transitive dikhaanaa ) and {48,7} (with the intransitive aanaa ).