Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts: Aimless Brooding, 1917; China marker and graphite on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006
Charles E. Burchfield Journals, March 27, 1917
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Mar 27, 1917 –
I was dreaming I had been forsaken by all my beloved and sat by a stream in the woods in misery, when a bluebird fluttered up strangely tame & sat on my knee –
How many more seasons will pass without my being there to see the rain dash pollen from maple bloom?
Charles E. Burchfield, March 27, 1917