By day I am a shadow that hides in the light,
By darkness a moonbeam that dances the night,
I am the spirit that runs with the Moon,
From Spring Time to harvest, in time
with Earth's tune
am the spirit of fresh greening fields,
I grow with the year till her harvest she yields
I am the last sheaf bound up with the corn,
The spirit of Earth, forever reborn
am a shape changer, I change like the year
I fly as the Owl and I run as the Deer
eggs of the Lapwing are left in my care,
For I am the Mystery and Magic, I am the Hare
if you should seek me lying close in my form,
I will run through your dreams from darkness till dawn.
L. Shute 1998.