Bucham, Mary Ann. “To My Canary.” Memories and Other Poems. Toronto: Briggs, 1905. 68-69.
I am just now trying to find biographical information on this author. I have found a Mary Ann Bucham of the right era, who lists herself on census forms as born both in England and in Guelph, Ontario, in 1840 or 1841. 23 April seems to be a firm birthdate. I know the author lived in Toronto. It is troubling, though, because I know there was at least one other Mary Bucham living in Ontario at the same time… I wish there were a way to know I have found the right one. At any rate, our Mary Ann Bucham wrote a poem that speaks to the weather in Vancouver today—if only in passing—so I thought I would include it.