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{777,1}

burqe me;N kyaa chhupe;N vuh hove;N ji;Nho;N kii yih taab
ru;xsaar tere pyaare hai;N aaftaab mahtaab

1) how would they be hidden in a veil/burqa, they that would have this radiance?!
2) your cheeks, dear one, are the sun, the moon

 

Notes:

S. R. Faruqi:

The opening-verse is by way of introduction. But Mir had an unusual interest in this theme. Thus he has said in the first divan too [{366,3}]:

hai takalluf-niqaab ve ru;xsaar
kyaa chhupe;N aaftaab hai;N dono;N

[they are veiled as a formality, those cheeks
how would they be hidden? they are suns, both!]

[On this ghazal see also {1589,1}.]

FWP:

SETS
MOTIFS == VEIL
NAMES
TERMS

Of course there's also the wordplay of taab , aaftaab , mahtaab . But really, despite all the evocations of brilliance, it's not exactly a scintillating verse.