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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Hepaticas and Tree Spirit, 1965; Conté crayon and watercolor, 11 x 17 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Hepaticas and Tree Spirit, 1965; Conté crayon and watercolor, 11 x 17 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, March 19, 1918

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Day of heavy opaque mists –

Evening out McKinley – air full of the smell of burning rags & tarpaper.

Bentleys – the First [Hepaticas] – robin singing overhead – pale sunlight thru the saplings.

At Twilight – bonfire sending up thru smoke over the spring sky – shouts of children & old women – robins keep up a frantic screaming from the tops of scrawny trees – later on church bells ring in the hollow air –

Fairylike bloom appears the same around old evil houses –

Charles E. Burchfield, March 19, 1918

 

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