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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Song of the Telegraph, 1917-1952; watercolor on paper, 34 x 53 in. (86.4 x 134.6 cm); Collection of William and Rose-Marie Shanahan

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Song of the Telegraph, 1917-1952; watercolor on paper, 34 x 53 in. (86.4 x 134.6 cm); Collection of William and Rose-Marie Shanahan

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, November 3, 1917

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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 –

Charles E. Burchfield, November 3, 1917

 

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