The Key of Dreams

That’s not René Magritte
with his apple on his hat
not holding a pipe. While
he’s not there, he’s been
dispensing French words chalked
in a clear cursive hand, because
words make good pictures. He’s no
fool and in his sober outfit he can
clown for the bowler-hatted.
Belgium is his blackboard.
Philosophers will not
answer his questions.


Peter Daniels obtained a Creative Writing PhD at Goldsmiths with his third poetry collection, My Tin Watermelon (Salt, 2019)0 . He has translated Vladislav Khodasevich from Russian (Angel Classics, 2013), and wrote the obscene Ballad of Captain Rigby (Personal Pronoun, 2013). Website: