Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series.
Report by Paula Antolini
April 5, 2015 8:17AM 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
Most times when I get ready for bed, I sit on my bed and look out my window. There is something about nighttime that seems to help us to gather thoughts. Thoughts about our day, the new day coming and perhaps dreams and goals we might have. But tonight, my thoughts were on the moon and the trees that beautify the night sky…that cast their shadows on my bedroom wall. There is a peace about this scene that I have seen many times over, even for years. After sitting for a little while, I am ready to get in my bed, under the covers and close my eyes for the night.
What about you? When you look up at a darkened sky at the end of your day, what does it say to you? Share your thoughts with us…
Jeanne Claire Probst
Written by Jeanne Claire Probst
The moon cast its shadow on me, while I was doing some thinking,
As I sat quietly on my bed, my eyes were blinking.
I knew that soon I would be sleeping and off into dreamland,
For now though, the moonbeams had my attention, as I sat playing with my hands.
Out my window, the trees stood in the darkness before the moon’s face,
Dancing in the soft wind and doing so with grace.
They cast their shadows upon my bedroom wall,
While the moon shed her moonlight on us all.
How often I have admired this bedtime scene, me sitting on my bed, the moon, and the trees in between.
The shadows play their music as they guide me through the night,
And before I know it, the moon and the shadows are gone, and the trees are now standing in the daylight.
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: