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.
Written by Walter de la Mare.
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.