Kathy Lynn  began writing while in grammar school and she remembers that the experience was _so rewarding. Her short story was read in class and encouraged her to write even more. Her teacher in 6th grade was a big influence and encouraged her to keep writing.

We know this person as  HappyHazelEyes on AOL.  She has been a regular in the Late

Night Poets Chat since it began.

She first discovered the room by an invitation  and thinks it is such a beautiful , relaxing and enjoyable room full of friends, poets and writers.

She feels that the LNP Poets are extraordinary, talented and friendly.

Her poetry has been published in Minds Eye and Write On!

These publications are available at: Saskatoon:  8th Street Books,

Creative Compliments, Mendel Art Gallery, Frances Morrison Library are just a few places

where you can get these poetry books. 



You can read her poetry at:

Poets of Lates Blog

Get to  know our spotlight poet by reading our LNP Spotlight Profile Below~!

Name: Kathleen Lynn McDonald

Where do you Live: New York

Screen Name: Happyhazeleyes

Origin of S/N:  Just liked it a lot

How long have you been on-line ?  approximately 10 years

Age:    ladies never tell

Occupation: Counselor for abused children and adults, Counselor for abuse of alcohol and drugs. I’ve worked in hospital with patients for years.

Education:  Masters in Psychology

Few People know that you are interested in: cooking, crocheting, and sewing

Favorite Author… Nora Roberts

Favorite Book… Any and all her books are my favorites

Top 5 interests / hobbies outside of poetry…

1) fishing

2) singing

3) dancing

4) religion

5) reading

Favorite Sports/Teams:  NY Yankees, Giants

Favorite Music/Band : Celtic Women and Andrea Bocelli


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Favorite Movie:  Friendly Persuasion

Favorite Foods:  anything Italian

Favorite Poet:   Pablo Neruda

Favorite Poem:

It’s good to feel you are close to me

It’s good to feel you are close to me in the night, love,
invisible in your sleep, intently nocturnal,
while I untangle my worries
as if they were twisted nets.

Withdrawn, your heart sails through dream,
but your body, relinquished so, breathes
seeking me without seeing me perfecting my dream
like a plant that seeds itself in the dark.

Rising, you will be that other, alive in the dawn,
but from the frontiers lost in the night,
from the presence and the absence where we meet ourselves,

something remains, drawing us into the light of life
as if the sign of the shadows had sealed
its secret creatures with flame. 

Pablo Neruda

If you could meet any poet, who would it be?   Pablo Neruda

What made you choose that poet?   I enjoy his work

Current Projects:  writing poetry , hosting reading rooms, enjoying life

Favorite Quote 

” Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Top  websites  you would recommend:

1.    The_Poet_Republic

 2. thestarlitecafe

3. firstpeople

I think it is very important that people realize what is going on in this world.  So many children and adults are abused every day and for some it never stops until tragedy is beyond repair. Drugs, alcohol and unloving people condemn children that are not able to fend for themselves. Women that are abused and afraid to leave their abuser must be taught there is hope out there for them.  I try to help these people as much as I can wherever I can and hope that I am somehow making a difference in their lives. I only wish that we could do more for them.