Wetherald, A. Ethelwyn. [Entries for March 29 and 30]. Canadian Birthday Book. Ed. Seranus [Susan Frances Harrison]. Toronto: Robinson, 1887.
Roberts, J. Elizabeth Gostuycke [sic]. “March Waking.” Bedford’s Magazine 6 (March 1891): 601.
Before the dawn, when birds crouch close together,
A soundless silvery stir the silence breaks;
So through the grayness of this mid-march weather
No green has sprung between the withered grasses,
No blossom stars the roadside’s mossy miles,
Yet from the fields the frozen bareness passes;
Not yet, not yet, the time of song’s full cheering;
Expectant silence all my heart enthralls;
Out of the woods and through the lonely clearing,