Aankhein Daikhe To Mein Daikhta Reh Gaya/Jaam Do Aur Donon He Do Aatisha/Aankhein Ya Maikade Ke Yeh Do Baab Hein/Aankhein Inko Kahoon Ya Kahoon Khuwaab Hein/Aankhein Neechi Huwi To Haya Bun Gayi/Aankhein Unchi Howi To Dua Bun Gayi/Aankhein Uth Ker Jhuki To Ada Bun Gayi/Aankhein Jhuk Ker Uthi To Qaza Bun Gayi/Aankhein Jin Mein Qaid Aasman O Zameen/Nargisi Nargisi, Surmayi Surmayi
Upon seeing her eyes, I was left mesmerized
Two glasses of wine, and both set ablaze
Are those eyes, or the doors to a tavern?
Should I call them eyes or a manifestation of my dreams?
As the gaze lowers, they become a symbol of piety
As they (eyes) look up, they become a prayer
When eyes glance down after looking up, it’s panache
When eyes glance up after looking down, its divine decree
These eyes which capture/withhold the skies and the earth
Elusive, elusive (like the eglantine flower)
Javid Akhtar had fun with metaphors in this one eh :D