The Circle of Affection and Other Pieces in Prose and Verse

by Duncan Campbell Scott




TO GO with March amarching
        On winter’s last retreat,
One needs a heart of iron
        And the winds for one’s feet.

March holds a waning courage,

        Speed his one desire;
        And the lad he takes for comrade
Must travel and never tire.

One needs a heart of iron
        To think to let him go,

When the white flower trembles
        On the margin of the snow.

To linger in the valley
        With the first April thrill,
And let gray March go marching

        Alone over the hill.