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