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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 52, December 20, 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 52, December 20, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Dec 20, 1917
                  A Dream
    A confused unearthly dusk –
    A train of various kinds of freight cars going northward in the gloom – I was riding – we were going fast a – line of small factory buildings – suddenly the cars commenced one by one to slide over and come to a stop in the spaces between the buildings – got out + continued my journey; - I was going north on a narrow, dry road dull white light lit up dead grass around me; the road led downhill towards a black valley; a dog and a cub-lion commenced to pursue me, as turned on them they whimpered + cowered + disappeared in the gloom – My feeling of fear was mingled with confusion at frightening them.  My back turned they appeared again, and I ran.  The lion ran to the side and 

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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