Morris’ Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind is an eclectic mix of free verse poetry.
His poetry is easily accessible. The poems read well with smooth changes between lines.
I cannot stop
None can survive
(Morris, “Time”, p. 13)
The subject matter is a vast array of themes, just what you would want from a collection titled Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind. It is a collection of thoughts that mimics the seemingly illogical tracks of our own minds, yet when you look closely you will discover a method behind Morris’ madness. The poems flow into each other. They draw from the predecessors in theme, style, vocabulary, or rhythm. They are all connected in small, but integral ways.
Morris has a distinct writing style that encompasses free verse with rhyme. Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind is accessible to readers and as such, is a great introduction to poetry for non-poetry readers.
The restless wind
calls to the unquiet mind.
(Morris, “Swan”, p. 61)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author for this review. It is my honest and unbiased opinion.