(Editted, Original image taken from here)
"The genuine lover, for his head
care and concern has none;
He cuts it off---joins it with breath
as gift then hands it on ;
Carves down to shoulders, from loved-one
then begs for love's return."
First, putting this stanza in simple words:
"The genuine lover does not have any concern or care for his head, he cuts it off, combines it with his breath, carves (Engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface) himself down to his shoulders and offers his head to his Love to have something in return."
According to me, the most powerful line is: Carves down to shoulders, from loved-one :o
The head was mentioned in the previous stanza as well, where it represented "Pride and Ego"
Of course it is implied that above lines are not to be taken in the literal sense, but i am quite surprised at his imagination, and i would like to know the result and outcome of putting up such imagination into words.
Perhaps this is linked with the Iqbal's stray reflection regarding "Miracles"; to go out-of-the-canvas...
What do you think?