'Love Garden' by Lynn Hahn is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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This week's Poem of the Week is the wonderful Love Garden by Lynn Hahn. "Thanks for selecting my poem, it means so much to me" said a delighted Lynn when we contacted her to offer our congratulations.  Here are the answers she gave us to a few questions we had for her about her work as a poet:

What got you into writing poetry?

My mother was a writer. Writing has been a vehicle for me to discover myself and others since I was very young. Poetry sums things up quickly for me. Much can be said in few words. 

How long have you been writing?

I started getting attention for writing when I was in first grade. School was not my strong point writing being the exception. I think that's what kept me from driving my teachers crazy. All other subjects left much to be desired. 

Do you go to any open-mic nights?

Yes I have done open-mic nights. Glad you asked. I want to do more. There are not many venues that offer open-mic to poets in my area. Comedians hold that honor. 

What's your favorite poet/poem?

My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. It's hard to pick a favorite of hers. "I'm Nobody! Who are you?" is a fun one. So simple yet expresses my need to fail at being an actress. Loved the art hated the attention. 

You're cast away on a desert island. What's your luxury?

Waking to the breeze and smell of simplicity a desert island offers would be my luxury. No need to explain what my thoughts are going to be for the day. No bad news for it could not reach me. A chance to regroup on a desert island would be divine. 

...thanks Lynn, we can all read more of her thoughts at Lynn's blog and in the mean time here is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week:


Love Garden by Lynn Hahn


He says he loves you when

in fact

wants to own you


He is



like bambo


crawls up you

like ivy


chokes you out

like clover


Part of you wants 

it over




The other part wants to 

work hard

to clean up the garden




pray for flowers

to bloom

◄ ‘The Black Heart’ by Anya is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week

The Dark Interval: Rainer Maria Rilke, Random House ►


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Mae Foreman

Thu 27th Sep 2018 09:50

Loved it! Great work!?

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Fri 31st Aug 2018 11:21

Awesome work Lynn, a great poem

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lynn hahn

Thu 30th Aug 2018 23:13

Wow! Thanks all!!!!

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Cait Abbott

Wed 29th Aug 2018 22:27

Such a short and sweet poem but loved the images! Congrats!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Wed 29th Aug 2018 12:29

Many congratulations Lynn. Well earned poem of the week....

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Martin Elder

Mon 27th Aug 2018 22:27

love the analogy of plant life here Lynn. a hearty congratulations for POTW.
Well done

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Mon 27th Aug 2018 20:54

so pleased for you Lynn - well done indeed. All the very best. Col.


Mon 27th Aug 2018 15:02

Sunflowers would be good, “ brightens things up”. Congratulations.

All the best des

Big Sal

Mon 27th Aug 2018 13:22

Another one glad to have read before it was posted as Poem of the Week. Good job on it.?

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Brian Maryon

Mon 27th Aug 2018 13:06

Congratulations Lynn on getting POTW!

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