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: http://tinyurl.com/d3ccc36

Demolition of Babri Masjid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demolition_of_Babri_Masjid (Wikipedia.)

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