May the Haven of the Ravens
Bestow glow upon your Crows.
May They show you to an open door?
From where your Scarecrow flows.
Welcome to Gallybloggers, the virtual home of Raven’s 12, a place we endearingly call The Pasture. It is here that our merry number strive to survive the hardships of homelessness by writing prose and poem, short-story and flash fiction, which expresses personal sentiment, personal reflection, observation, ideas, notions, philosophies, wishes, dreams, desires, pains, heartaches, and above all else the authors personal truth. All submissions featured across this site are those penned by the Homeless throughout Wales and the UK. As a group of like-minded souls, we share one common vision, and that to challenge stereotypical perception of the Homeless: in particular the often prejudiced and/or discriminatory (world) view that people living Homeless lives are hollow, somehow in someway deficient as human beings else they’d participate within mainstream society. Homelessness is however highly complex in the reasons and motivations why it exists at all: Gallybloggers do not profess to have answers, we merely present opportunity here to provide personal opinion and personal statement, both rhetorical and otherwise. Their voices singing here are those eagerly wanting to be heard yet are often not listened to at all.
Gallybloggers facilitates an opportunity for the Homeless to have a small voice in a noisy world. Our work offers something different to cogitate, deliberate, and digest. We believe in what we do and what we are: a humble Blog, a small cog turning other cogs, turning larger mechanisms, setting change upon the agenda, and austerity upon the cold slab.
Gallybloggers would be absolutely delighted to receive comments, feedback and suggestions, and most of all your support, your kindness, and the presence of your compassionate spirits ever amongst us in The Pasture.
The gate to our virtual field is always open: our casa is your casa, our field your field of dreams a well. Come sit with us for a while, enjoy the vista of Homeless Scarecrows and a Raven.
Gallybloggers would dearly welcome all submissions from the UK or far and wide, from Homeless people across the world who wish to pen a line or two and have it published for the others to enjoy.
In anticipation of your readership, thank you from the hearts and minds of Gallybloggers.
God Bless. Namaste 🙂
DN and Raven’s 12
~ Raven’s 12 ~ By ~ Gallybloggers ~
A rum crow of 12 are we, called the Raven’s Dozen.
Gallybloggers one and all: this our home for discussion!
Hodmedod’s Bwbachs and Mawkins, Mommets Minstrels Hay-Men.
Writing freely with Loving scare, with a beggars Loving pen.
No leaders have we, for none are led,
Raven’s 12 is One Dozen, it is said,.
And agreed upon by all, for One means all,
And all means One, else we’d never get our day’s work done.
In our Poetic Society, in our world of poem and prose.
Grows our humble Blog, each poem a rose that knows,
Crafted uniquely, by the Homeless souls,
From within whom poetry flows.
Our rum crew of 12 encouraging poetry,
From city streets the Homeless there-in you see.
And publish their work here on WP,
A little buzz to help set them free.
Raven’s 12 trade beverage for each poem acquired,
Or food of affordable cost.
Where money might tempt or be quickly squandered,
‘Tis nourishment the Homeless want the most.
Our idea is so simple to emulate.
One we encourage heartedly for all.
Both for those Blogging already perhaps?
Or those would like to do something cool.
Should others take an active part,
And set-up a Scarecrow’s Site,
I hope your Community flourishes,
And the Homeless shine their Light.
WordPress offers a wonderful framework for one small poem to be read and aired then shared, then read again and aired again, then read again even louder.
A life lived and experienced by the Homeless and distilled by pleasure pain and passion into small words, is the poetry of a soulful sole walking.
Thank you for reading, supporting, applauding where prompted, else enjoying the feast on offer at our ‘Beggar’s Banquet.’
God Bless. Namaste 🙂
~ Raven’s 12 ~
Raven’s 12 will strive to uphold the virtues of Responsible Blogging.
We will not publish words deemed ill-fitting or mindless, or those in breach
of Wordpress etiquette.
Contact details provided, please use them freely. We will endeavour to respond to all emails. Thank you.
~ Diolch ~