In the black furrow of a field
I saw an old witch-hare this night;
And she cocked a lissome ear,
And she eyed the moon so bright,
And she nibbled of the green;
And I whispered "Wh-s-st! witch-hare,"
Away like a ghostie o'er the field
She fled, and left the moonlight there.
Lissome means nimble or graceful.
Written by Walter de la Mare.
Read by Lisa Yannucci.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This poem can be found in "Down-Adown-Derry, A Book of Fairy Poems" (1922) by Walter De La Mare, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop.