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Famous Introspection Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Introspection poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous introspection poems. These examples illustrate what a famous introspection poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Hannah, Sophie
 Although you have given me a stomach upset,
Weak knees, a lurching heart, a fuzzy brain,
A high-pitched laugh, a monumental phone bill,
A feeling of unworthiness, sharp pain
When you are somewhere...Read More

by Raine, Kathleen
 If you go deep
Into the heart
What do you find there?
Fear, fear,
Fear of the jaws of the rock,
Fear of the teeth and splinters of iron that tear
Flesh from the bone,...Read More

by Taylor, Marilyn L
  A reflection on my students

They are so beautiful, and so very young
they seem almost to glitter with perfection,
these creatures that I briefly move among.

I never get to stay...Read More

by Bishop, Elizabeth
 He sleeps on the top of a mast. - Bunyan

He sleeps on the top of a mast
with his eyes fast closed.
The sails fall away below him
like the sheets of...Read More

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