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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Butterflies in September, 1966; watercolor on paper, 31 x 33 inches; from the collection of the Burchfield family

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Butterflies in September, 1966; watercolor on paper, 31 x 33 inches; from the collection of the Burchfield family

Charles Burchfield, Journals, November 28, 1915

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The yellow butterfly which I warmed by breathing on it—Coming home—an Elysian remote feeling—High wind in trees—On the way I dream of my opera "Hiawatha," hearing the music & seeing it staged in  my mind. It ceased or rather ended with the hearing of the "Telegraph harp." The tones were wonderfully clear and mingled in stirring harmonies—I conceived a piece of music based on it.

Charles Burchfield, November 28, 1915

 

 

 

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