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0352,
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{352,1}

kahe hai kohkan kar fikr merii ;xastah-;haalii me;N
al;aahii shukr kartaa huu;N tirii dargaah-e ((aalii me;N

1) Kohkan says, having given thought to my wretchedness/afflictedness
2) 'God, I give thanks in Your exalted court!'

 

Notes:

S. R. Faruqi:

fikr karnaa = to think

The opening-verse is certainly interesting, but there's nothing special in it.

FWP:

SETS == DIALOGUE; EXCLAMATION; HUMOR
MOTIFS
NAMES == KOHKAN
TERMS

It's quite a punchy and funny verse. Kohkan of course is a classic example of ;xastah-;haalii himself-- but when he contemplates me, he shudders, and fervently thanks God for sparing him that degree of wretchedness. Or rather, he simply gives thanks to God (for something unspecified), leaving us readers as usual to put it all together. But in this case it's not hard to do, and there aren't half a dozen ways to do it. The verse is just witty and enjoyable, and then the reader is ready to move on.