December 6/ A poem by Asad Zaidi


Who doesn’t know

That everything in Ayodhya

Is imaginary


That mosque

Which was demolished

Was imaginary


Those images

Were for some famous film


It was an afternoon nap

Sort of a muddled dream

Or, a snore


In the noise of which

The almost inaudible sound of a cracking Mihrab

Was washed away.

Some domes slowly kept falling

In a black and white blur.



(This is my translation. To read the poem in the original Hindi, go here:

Demolition of Babri Masjid: (Wikipedia.)

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