Sunday, 23 January 2011


The sun trembled of its hot rays
sensitive to the cold, he remained there, doing nothing
he looked at the world in flames
the earth burning
the hell in front of his eyes and the flowers' as impure as the skies
when they ejaculate the psalms of the divine

It is like a flashback:
a brother at his sides
seem to wait patiently
before the scream lay them down.
Marie, you still suffer from these infamies,
Joe shakes you such a long time, so often,
flowers of the fields
the songs put the spell on you
go back to Consecrated Land,
go back into the blue cave,
the children will show you the way.

In the blue cave
I am lying down on a bed of straw,
I am looking at the vault,
the solidified drawings,
the traces of my depressed ancestors.

The house burns.
The brain explodes.
I don't want to stay here anymore

Walter Ruhlmann Mamoudzou,
Mayotte, France

Walter Ruhlmann was born in 1974 in France. He currently lives in Mamoudzou, Mayotte where he works as an English teacher. Walter lived in England from 1995 to 1997. He began publishing Mauvaise graine, a literary magazine, in 1996, now know as mgvesion2>datura. Back in France, he has carried on publishing and writing mostly poetry, although he has published short stories in several French-language magazines. Walter is the author of several poetry booklets and published poems in magazines such as Magnapoets, Poetic Diversity, Aesthetica Magazine, Ygdrasil, Above Ground Testing. He edited and translated poems for the bilingual free verse and form section for the anniversary issue of Magnapoets in January 2011.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Call for Submissions

I am planning a new issue of mgversion2>datura (the 68th) scheduled for July/August 2011 and it will be centred on the literature of the Indian ocean where I live now.
I intend to span as many continents and as many genres as possible and to add up to the contacts I have already made here in the French speaking area, I would like to call for submissions from poets, storytellers, playwrights, artists... from all the countries bordered by the ocean: India, the eastern coast of Africa, the western coast of Australia (Perth) and the islands of course.

I have no other prerogatives than receiving texts and artwork by writers and artists from this region of the globe by mid June 2011.
As far as they believe their works can fit in, I might take it. If I don't think it does fit in, I won't. It is as simple as that.

All submissions must be sent at this address More information on the blog

Thank you

Walter Ruhlmann