Keys to Dreams


Keys To Dreams



Outside the neighbour’s house

a metal skip stands sharp,

brimful with rubbish,

objects once oft-regarded

but now expended detritus,

redolent with rich memories

but now unseen

as the keys

to the once vivid dreams

of an imagined life.



Anthony Wade


Anthony Wade, a Forward Prize nominee, is a graduate lawyer with a Master’s Degree, an Irish national educated in England who also worked in The Netherlands.  He has published poems in Ariel Chart, Borderless, Boyne Berries, Drawn To The Light, Dreich, Green Ink, MonthsToYears, Lakeview International Literary Journal, Scrittura Magazine, Setu Bilingual Journal, Strands Lit Sphere, Tiny Seeds and The Dawntreader.  He received a Highly Commended in the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2018.  He now lives by the sea in East Cork and is an active member of the Midleton Writers’ Group.


  1. love the brits and their sense of foreboding. an "english" poem with modern sensibilities. and i really like it.

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