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1098,
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{1098,1}

a;hvaal nah puuchho kuchh ham :zulm-rasiido;N kaa
kyaa ;haal mu;habbat ke aazaar-kashiido;N kaa

1) the state of us tyranny-receivers-- don't ask about it at all!

2a) what a state is that of the suffering-endurers of love!
2b) as if the suffering-endurers of love even have a 'state'!
2c) what is the state of the suffering-endurers of love?
2d) do the suffering-endurers of love have a 'state'?

 

Notes:

S. R. Faruqi:

The opening-verse is by way of introduction.

FWP:

SETS == INEXPRESSIBILITY; KYA
MOTIFS
NAMES
TERMS

Here's an example of how high SRF's standards are. This doubly insha'iyah verse makes good use of two clever little devices, and he doesn't deign even to notice them. The verse rests first of all on the excellent versatility of kyaa , which opens multivalent possibilities that include an exclamation of wonder or even admiration (2a); or an exclamation of indignant rejection (2b); or a a puzzled or meditative question (2c); or a more radical yes-or-no question (2d).

By no coincidence, all these interact suitably and enjoyably with the other device, the 'inexpressibility trope' that forbids the addressee to ask about something (because that thing is beyond words).

For further discussion, see the somewhat structurally similar

{1098,5}.