Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 18, November 9, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Nov 9, 1917 -
I was painting down by the railroad, on the hill above were the foreigner’s shacks; a locomotive, the kind that shifts back + forth like animals, shrieked; the [not decipherable] over the town was startling; the engine began a deep vibrating boom that shook the earth + then stopped. It was very quiet, from the chimney’s smoke went straight up into the hazy air –
This is the powerful freakish poetry of the town.
Up New garden street a band started to play. They were having sport, each one played as queer as