making now the portraits on wall,
Be friendly with conscience and Ego's call.
Since you got growth in my nation's lawn,
Fill your song's flame in their brain and brawn.1
. The literal translation of line 2 would be:-
Seek not friendship save with Ego's (call). (Save with thy ego own).
In the above twin couplets Iqbal is addressing the Arab poets and then to the
Arab youth not to hang portraits of film stars and other beauties on their