Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2020; Deck the Halls With Physics Snowflakes

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I’m putting The Poet by Day on hiatus as of today for the holy season and New Year.  I’ll be back on Wednesday, January 8 with the next Wednesday Writing Prompt.


All thanks to writer, crafter, photographer Karen Fayeth (Oh Fair New Mexico), for this:


Poetry Rocks the World!

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“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.”  Lucille Clifton

For the Thanksgiving holiday, the wise Brother David Steindl-Rast

May you have much for which to be thankful!

I’m putting the site on hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States and will return on Wednesday, December 4 with the next Wednesday Writing Prompt.

GRATITUDE: This stunning video was filmed by Louis Shwartsberg. As visually appealing as it is, its peace and healing value lies in the words of Brother David Steindl-Rast.


Jamie Dedes. I’m a freelance writer, poet, content editor, and blogger. I also manage The BeZine and its associated activities and The Poet by Day jamiededes.com, an info hub for writers meant to encourage good but lesser-known poets, women and minority poets, outsider artists, and artists just finding their voices in maturity. The Poet by Day is dedicated to supporting freedom of artistic expression and human rights and encourages activist poetry.  Email thepoetbyday@gmail.com for permissions, commissions, or assignments.

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“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.”  Lucille Clifton

The Poet by Day is on hiatus from February 24 through March 21 when the next Wednesday Writing Prompt will post

“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, as they say, but with intention.
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”
American author and counselor, L.R. Knost

Got new digs and I’m putting this site on hiatus to implement the relocation. Meanwhile …

will post on March 21
See you then …

The March issue of The BeZine will be published on March 15 as scheduled.

Check Sunday’s Announcements here on March 25 for Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other Information and News

As I can I will post info that I think might be necessary, interesting or pleasureable to you on The Poet by Day Facebook Page.

Don’t forget to Resist, Reimagine, and Reform.



Wishing you pleasant end-of-the-year celebrations and peace-of-heart in 2018

“I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again with pure joy in the uprooting.” Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters

I am on vacation through January 3, 2018.

  • Wednesday Writing Prompt will resume on January 3rd.
  • Sunday Announcements will resume on January 7th.

The BeZine will go to a quarterly schedule in 2018:

  • March 2018 issue, Deadline February 10th. Theme: Peace.
  • June 2018 issue, Deadline May 10th. Theme: Sustainability
  • September 2018 issue, Deadline August 10th, Theme: Human Rights/Social Justice
  • December 2018 issue, Deadline November 10th, Theme: A Life of the Spirit

Look for updated submission guidelines after the first of the year.

Thank you for your support, kind comments and sharing through The Poet by Day site this past year. In a world gone mad, you are the hope, the grace, and the voices of sanity. Poetry is the flagpole around which we gather in compassion and acceptance.  You are valued.