In Captivity – B. Indira, Andhra Pradesh


B. Indira, a Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Andhra Univ College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam is a published translator and poet. affaire de coeur and Vignettes of the Sea are two of her poetry anthologies. She is planning a third anthology–From the biography of an unknown woman. Her translations are published by Sahitya Akademi, Dravidian University, An anthology of poems in translation–The Night of Nectar is under publication with Sahitya Akademi. Many of her poems have been published on-line at and

In Captivity

Every month,

On the turbulent high seas,

The pirate-body sea-jacks the mind,

And holds it to a ransom.

Through stress and agony,

Through pain and tears,

I pay the measure in blood,

Only to be a captive again!


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