Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series.
Report by Paula Antolini
March 24, 2015 9:04AM EDT
Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series. We are thrilled to have author/poet/blogger Jeanne Claire Probst join Bethel Advocate as a contributor, sharing her “Thought and Poem” written works with us. Her work covers many topics. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work. I think you will enjoy! (Read more about Jeanne Claire Probst below.)
THOUGHT AND POEM
Written By Jeanne Claire Probst
I don’t know about you, but for me, having to wait for something I want to do NOW is hard on my nerves. You know what I mean?
Often we think of being impatient or having a temper tantrum to be associated with children…but the truth of the matter is…adults have them too! Guilty!
I have been planning my garden since I picked the last tomato off the stem in the fall before the first frost. I was sad to see that my relationship with the plants (my new friends) was coming to an end. I would have been willing to garden all fall and winter if I could have. I miss the smell of the rich soil and seeing the plants bud and flower and then produce according to their kinds.
What about you? Is there something you are waiting for that you want to do NOW? Share your thoughts with us…
Jeanne Claire Probst
I DON’T WANT TO WAIT!
Written by Jeanne Claire Probst
I am not having a temper tantrum,
But I want spring to hurry up and come!
I want to plant my garden now as I do not have a minute to waste,
I don’t like all this fall, winter, snow and rain stuff, and I don’t like having to wait!
I know that in time, spring will be here soon enough,
Still waiting for spring is kind of tough even for a grown-up.
Having to wait all these months is getting on my nerves,
I want to plant my garden now, and put my seeds in the dirt!
They say there are “blessings” for those who wait,
So I will wait as long as I have to, but spring better not be late!
I love being able to be out in the sun, and watching my garden grow,
So the frustrations of having to wait, only another gardener would know.
Jeanne Claire Probst
The Fifteen Houses, a Novel
The Fifteen Houses is the first book of this new and exciting series to be published. Staged in the beautiful and scenic palate of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in the early 1950’s, the main character delves into her reoccurring and discomforting memories of her younger, formative years. Searching for answers to questions that have resurfaced in her mind over and over again during her time away from her family, she seeks to find rhyme and reasons to her insecurities, anger, phobias, fears, and life’s choices. Julianne Marguerite, one of eleven children, is determined to uncover the “mystery” that resulted in the downfall of her family. As you turn the pages in the book, each series of memories, will open a different door, to the different homes, (“Fifteen” to be exact).
ABOUT JEANNE CLAIRE PROBST
Jeanne Claire Probst was born and raised in the New England state of Massachusetts, is retired an lives in Ludlow. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work.
Jeanne shares her poetry blog, “Thought and Poem,” on her Facebook Page: Jeanneclaire Probst that is aimed to encourage, comfort, and share with others what it feels like to be human! She is also doing her part in bringing awareness around bullying and finding solutions to redirect anger and disappointments and her blog: Breaking Down the Bully Wall – One Action at a Time can also be followed on Facebook.
For more information about the author, her book and poetry visit: