Name: Mike McGuire
Genus: Irish (Scribus Hibernia)
Habitat: In the Australian bush, near Melbourne
Description: Flightless flo
cker, well-plumed with distinctive crown
Migration: To the Northern Hemisphere triennially
Hibernation: Sunday afternoons
Vocalisation: Tweet @MikeMcGuire_
Habits: Crowing at WordPress

Characteristics: Very affectionate but aggressive towards intruders when nesting

166 thoughts on “About

  1. G’day Mike,
    Just dropping by to thank you for your visits and likes, both are very much appreciated, wandering around your nest a tad has been very inspiring, ( I didn’t ruffle any thing I assure you) from one rhymer to another it was a pleasant visit πŸ™‚

    • You’re welcome Gwendolene. I found that piece reblogged by one of your fans. I had the pleasure of flying in a Catalina piloted by Charlie Blair (Maureen O’Hara’s late husband) back in the ’70’s and remember the experience fondly enough to be attracted to well written articles on the subject of Flying Boats.

  2. Flightless clucker, well-plumed with distinctive crown – that made me smile. Good poems these, Mike. Felt there must be something of the Celtic in you, and I was right. Thanks for that recent like on my blog. Think I’ll be following your road a while.



  3. basstubes says:

    Thank you for taking the time to look at some of my small offerings. I enjoyed that which I have thus far had a chance to read and will find time to ‘smell a flower.’ In fact there seems to be a really beautiiful garden here and I will enjoy it’s blooms as Shelley said ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’ No despair just respect. Thank you.

    • Thoughtful comment is always appreciated – particularly when accompanied by splendid eloquence and genuine appreciation. I thank you for these kind words.

    • I consider myself fortunate to have found your site Anna. I admired your work for its style, clarity and your ability to telescope so much into relatively short works. So kudos right back atcha gurl πŸ˜€

    • Being aware of your highly esteemed endorsement of lesser blogs I am honoured by this anthem of acknowledgement and thank you for your very welcome appreciation.

  4. Hello, Mike. Thanks for liking my post and page. My chosen words are shallow and I have yet to learn about writing (and blogging). Yours is already a pro. Thanks again.

    • Hey Marlyn, I was hoping people would learn more ‘about’ me from my posts rather than my ‘About’ and you have demonstrated this to be so. I thank you.

  5. been to your ‘lucky’ country – spent 3 glorious years in Sydney and wrote a poem to prove it – look for From the Cockatoo’s Crest – when you visit my blog – if you fail to find it and are still interested – will paste the url for you – meanwhile will explore your landscape more fully

  6. douryeh says:

    A while ago, I saw huge fire flames in Australia, on the news report… ‘Is Mike ok’, was what came to my mind. I hope you’re safe & well. @D

  7. One the best ‘About’ pages I’ve come across in the blogosphere, Mike. Thanks for stopping by Augenblick and liking a couple of my posts.

  8. pi314chron says:

    Mike, Just another “thank you” for checking out the haiku on “Randa Lane…” and clicking the ubiquitous “like” button.

    Randa Lane blog: http://randalane.wordpress.com

    I’ve run out of superlatives in thinking about your poetry but my curiosity level is maxxed out! Could you post a few words sometime to indicate your educational background and life experience that have contributed to a poetry that is Universes above the usual online fare? Barring this, have you published a book of your poetry? Would love to have one in my library!



  9. semperfivet says:

    Hello Mike, thanks very kindly for your visit on my blog. I hope you will stop by often. You are an interesting gentleman and your sentiments are worthy.

    • Hi John, I did indeed enjoy a glimpse of your fine photography and poetry and you’re kind to swing by here with a complimentary comment. Thank you very much.

  10. Well thank you for liking my About page. Not sure why, but thanks. I am of Irish descent also. I think of myself as a Mongrel American; a little bit of a lot of nationalities. It sounds better than mutt, or as some say “Heinz 57”, though I’m not sure why. Irish, Scottish, Pennsylvania Dutch, Native American. Most likely also some African American, as my hair is very naturally curly. I just started this blogging thing, and am curious is that your real signature, and how did you do that? That is cool. Well, now I’m going to check out some of your stuff, so thanks again! ~~julie

    • Welcome Julie, your international DNA hybrid matrix has to be unique – a mix that could only benefit a writer. That’s my moniker scanned to generate an image. Enjoy the rest of your visit.

  11. Hey, no problem. I was impressed with ‘Nothing Rhymes With Oranges’ but they’ve taken it down; I suggest that you re-post it – it’s a fine piece. Thanks for swinging by with nice things to say.

  12. Just noticed that you had commented on my poem at http://interactblogs.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/nothing-rhymes-with-orange/. Extremely sorry for the late reply, mate. In my defense I had sent it, but had no idea they put that one up at all. Random clicking made me go, “ooh look, a poem with the same name as mine”. πŸ˜›

    Thank you for the comment, it was juiced so sweet. πŸ˜› Also, loving your blog. Quite a wordsmith you are!



    • Goodness me, I thank you sincerely Brent for this nomination. Thanks also for the clear instructions which I will attend to as soon as I return from Cloud 9. I also hope that I can live up to the expected standard of future blogging now that you’ve put the pressure on. Again, much appreciation – Mike

  13. Mike, john from the Book of Pain poetry blog. Got a message that you are following me and I wanted to drop and say thank you and check your site out. I love your flair and panache! Thank you. I’ll be back.

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