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Below is the poem entitled Introspection which was written by poet elizabeth wesley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Why do my poems lack new thought?
For the theme never seems to change;
Why each day do I look for words sought
To bring diverse meanings that aren’t strange?
I seem to be captive to feelings all the same
And don't carry my words in another dream;
For what I write almost speaks my name
And brings light to my secret gleam, 
Showing how my inner soul created
The words of love I speak for you;
For indeed dear, we two are mated 
And all that was old is now new.
For as the earth renews from new to old,
So my love for you again needs to be told.

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  1. Date: 10/11/2011 8:34:00 AM
    Dear new poet friend you are writing more different forms than you know ;) you have 3 Quatrains here...ended with a couplet [yes the BIG general form is RHYME] and that would make this write in the formate of a SONNET..if you like I'll help you learn the more precise names for your fine writing? Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 4:50:00 AM
    A beautiful theme expressed so well. About the for of the poetry Elizabeth, it is my sincere advice that you change it to Sonnet as your poem really qualifies as beautiful sonnet, Love and blessings, Taha.

  1. Date: 9/25/2011 10:42:00 AM
    Just love the introspective feel you create and somehow that glimpse of discovery Elizabeth, enjoyed this gem.. love Wilma

  1. Date: 9/25/2011 8:36:00 AM
    Some strong heart here. I understand this very well.

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 3:33:00 PM
    hmmm made me think, this one-- sometimes I think one love encompasses so much that although it might seem to be only monotonous thoughts, they are not, simply the whole picture made up of countless smaller ones... eep I hope I made some sense... keep writing Lizzie, we'll keep reading :) thank you so much for always passing by :D

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 3:17:00 PM
    Beautiful and touching piece, my friend. And thank you for all your kind comments : )

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:14:00 AM
    what you write is wonderful elizabeth, a true poet that writes from an experience. this when collectively reading many poets here on soup, brings about such diversity. harry

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:11:00 AM
    Love for another simply cannot be oft enough repeated, so far as I'm concerned. As usual, you are writing at your best. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 12:28:00 AM
    I know how you feel. there are certain themes I just keep dwelling on, dear poet! By the way, I did not grow up on the plains (Iowa is farmland but not plains). I just wanted to use them in my romantic poem. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 11:38:00 PM
    Gosh, I could kind of interpret this as your love for poetry....but then again I tend to think outside the box. I think we all search for the perferct words to express our emotions whatever or whomever they may be written for. I enjoyed your poem and believe I can relate. Blessings

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 4:10:00 PM
    Apart from the poem being super cool, I do not agree with you lacking on new thoughts. And this poem proves my point. About my brothers comments, if you scroll down several comments on "standstill" you will find his comments on it. I hope you find his poem, read it and share your comments with me too :). And dont cloud your poetic mind with thoughts such as expressed above, you are a wonderful poet, and an even better person. take care dear friend, Hussain

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Why do you think your poems lack new thought when each and every one of them is a whole new creation from your wonderful being? Everyone of your poems is a celebration of life and love. And by the way, writing isn't ALL about inspiration - it's more about perspiration as well. It's true that practice makes perfect and this is quite nearly another perfect poem. Now go watch the sun rise or set and smile on this lovely accomplishment. I know I am :)

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 3:20:00 PM
    I know what you mean.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Hearing those words brings joy to the heart, Not being said nearly enough, Perhaps we all should start, It takes but a second, And then you are thru, To say those 3 words, I LOVE YOU

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 12:58:00 PM
    Your expression is nice here, I am not confused, but I always accept the new if the old has got the perfection, otherwise not. Carry on ahead with your faith on God, He saves from all bad spheres in life. Thanks for sharing, bl

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 11:15:00 AM
    Be careful what you ask for. For time can be so cruel. You think the world is standing still. Then Satan plays you for a fool. These words you write are not your will. They're just expressions from above. Sometimes with hate, sometimes with love. Your style is yours to shine your light. To let your soul know what is right. So when the sun comes up again. Raise up your eyes to God in heaven.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 10:46:00 AM
    I'm not sure that telling someone that you love then can possibly grow old. And the thoughts and words that you use to express that love are the jewels that they wear. It is now and always will be a gift. Tony

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 9:52:00 AM
    I say, Let it Flow.....I sometimes ask myself the same, as my writes typically involve nature or love themes. For me, that is what moves me, touches me, impacts me, so that is what leaves my mind and heads for the pen..keep up the good work, it is a pleasure to read.....TAH