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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 12, November 3, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 12, November 3, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Nov 3, 1917 -

     The sounds – what an elysian feeling about the telegraph harp –

     Other sounds – street cleaners scraping the brick pavement with their shovels – they are unseen – it sounds like ice-scraping on a warm “Before Spring” day –

     Coal going in a cellar on an iron chute –

     The November dusk, in the still woods a pin oak commences to rustle – the sound is cold + lonely but the telegraph harp!  That sounds is not of the earth, it comes from a far off, out of the infinity of sky – 

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, October 8, 1917 - January 11, 1918; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, October 8, 1917 - January 11, 1918; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives