"The Lonely Heart Wanders"is a collection of poetry about the path our hearts take during our lifetimes. It can twist and turn with the relationships and experiences we go through. The heart is capable of the most intimate connections. It is strong, yet very fragile. It is tested through battles of love, lust, hate, deceit, self-love, depression, friendship, marriage and even death.
~ My Review ~
I enjoyed this collection. While I admire Matt's passion in his words, I felt like this should have been more organized in how the entire collection was laid out. It jumps from being in love, to the bitterness of old wounds, to inspiration and a take on today's political climate and changing societal landscape. The randomness was a little off putting at times. When you read about an inspirational poem and then it's followed up with an erotic poetry, it's a bit jarring. Overall, I did come to appreciate the messages he imparted.
***EDITED TO ADD: I use Goodread's rating system. ***
3/5 liked it
About the Author
Matt Banks is a modern poet, who has been writing since he was a teen. "The Lonely Heart Wanders" is currently his only collection of poetry. Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Science, and currently works at a local elementary school in Memphis, TN. He loves kids and is dedicated to serving young students and special needs children. He is married to his wonderful wife Sylvia. They recently welcomed their first son, Dominic, into the world.
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1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!