#PoeticThursday . . . The Names of Rabbits!


The Names of Rabbits

The wall-eyed one, the looker to the side,
And also the hedge-frisker,
The stag of the stubble, long-eared
The animal of the stubble, the springer
The wild animal, the jumper,
The short animal, the lurker
The swift-as-wind, the skulker,
The shagger, the squatter in the hedge,
The dew-beater, the dew hopper,
The sitter on its form, the hopper in the grass,
The fidgety-footed one, the sitter on the ground,
The light-foot, the sitter in the bracken,
The stag of the cabbages, the cropper of herbage,
The low creeper, the sitter-still,
The small-tailed one, the one who turns to the hills.

Anonymous 15th Century Poem.

Art by Sam Cannon.

Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=665038704584863&id=100032362197041

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