Chanson D'Esprit


Photographs by Alan M. Spevak
Poems by Michael Chanteur
Contributions by other artists. poets, and philosophers

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revised 9/5/17

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Proverbs 3:5-6

The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you;he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.  While you have the light,believe in the light,that you may become sons of light.  John 12:35-36

Poem for September
by Michael Chanteur

Itís always a bittersweet time,
the end of summer, the darkening of days,
harvest and plenty amidst decay.

We hate to see the death of leaves,
the over-ripened fruit still on the vine.
We shiver at the newly chilled air,
as day and night trade places.

It is a sad time, a paradoxical time,
with brilliant , firework colors being only
a swan song of another summer.

Hard to take, like any loss.
We know spring will come again,
As it always has, with new growth and new life.
But loss is never easy, never trivial.

The death is real-those leaves will never rise,
that summer never repeat itself the same way.
If only we could hold on, and not say goodbye.
Of course we canít and shouldnít even try.



   Artist's Statement: All of nature is a vast multidimensional waveform oscillating to the voice of God. My role as photographer
 is to make a two-dimensional record of this waveform to communicate the infinite beauty and complexity of nature.
- Alan M. Spevak

"Beauty is one of the rare things that does not lead to doubt of God."
-   Jean Anouilh


Photo Essays:

Footprints - tracks in snow and snowscapes 

Clouds I

Clouds II

Almost Spring - March Photographs in central Pennsylvania

Water and Ice - the falls at Ricketts Glen State Park- Pennsylvania

Philosophy of Photography:
Spiritual Nature of  Photography

The Kingdom of Good - essays on how life can be better

Other Photo Websites by Alan M. Spevak: -
selected nature photographs -main photography website A. Spevak's East Stroudsburg University page with nature photographs

Music - featuring Bob Dylan

Poems by Michael Chanteur

Favorite Poems by famous poets

Chanson d' - poetry, philosophy, religion (a website by M.Chanteur)

Photographers' Prayer- by A. Cantante

Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art - a fine art gallery  in central Missouri

American Art @ THe Phillps Collection(click on link below)- an excellent art website

My Heart to Your Heart- another excellent art website (in Spanish)

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