Travelling far - in a circle - The Divine Hare! by Stella M. Turk MBE

The riddle of The Three Hares

Were they first a symbol of fertility
Only later representing the Trinity?
The Three Hares traversed the old Silk Road
From China to Europe in much the same mode
Though in places depicting deer was the habit
Whilst in others the hare was replaced by the rabbit.
Thus the Easter Bunny was far from funny
Because the rites were designed to bring
Renewal of life in the re-birth of Spring.
The essence of Spring, in the moon’s full glare
Was captured in lunatic leaps of the mad march hare
Which must have seemed a sign of the divine.

Stella M Turk MBE

January 2005

Stellas notes:

The symbol The Three Hares has been found in ancient Chinese caves, Iran, mainland Europe and in churches many parts of the British Isles. In Devon it occurs in noless than sixteen parishes, whilst in Cornwall it has been discovered only at Cotehele, close to the Devon border..


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