Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series.
Report by Paula Antolini
April 10, 2015 10:33AM 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
If you have been to the ocean, you will understand it when I say that memories of our trips to the ocean will be forever be etched in our minds. And, at times we will recapture these memories when we look at pictures that have been painted by artist of various abilities.
No matter how much time we take to we study these pictures, work of arts, only the heart of the artist can really understand what is really being captured with each stroke of the paintbrush. Were they thinking calm, or peacefulness, or perhaps turbulence when they painted their waves? We really will never truly know
Our lives can sometimes be like the waves of the sea. Calm and peaceful and yet at times the challenges we face may make the waves a little more powerful and turbulent. But even though the ocean’s waves have their rough moments, when we think of the waves of the seas, we think of peace.
What about you? Do you appreciate the beauty as seen through the eye and mind of an artist? Share your thoughts with us…
Jeanne Claire Probst
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THE WAVES OF THE SEA
Written by Jeanne Claire Probst
The waves of the sea
And truly beautiful at the same time,
Artist put on canvas what they see with their eyes and mind.
There have been so many paintings,
The many colors these waves display,
As they come toward the land and when they move away.
You can sit on the beach,
And listen, as the waves do speak;
When the strong waves crash against the rocks,
And when softer waves splash lightly nearby the shore, listen as you can hear the waves talk.
An artist can recreated the waves with their peaks high or low,
And the breathtaking power behind the waves an artist’s paintbrush can show.
A good artist can make you feel the peacefulness behind each stroke,
And make the waves come alive, the way they were seen; as only an artist can 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: