Changing tack entirely for day three of #folktaleweek combining two older pieces to create something new. Today's prompt is "witch" the hare and the witch are linked together in many different folklores. The hare often seen as a familiar or the witch being able to transform herself into a hare sometimes with an incantation such as the one cited at the Scottish witch trials (quoted by Margaret Murray) "I sall goe instill ane haire, With sorrow, and sych, and meikle caire," In modern english: "I shall go into a hare, With sorrow and sigh and (probably) mental torment." From The Leaping Hare by George Ewart Evans & David Thomson.
On a personal note, I don't think it's coincidence either that two persecuted beings are constantly linked. The intuitive introverted woman at one with nature and the mysterious strong but fragile hare who is slow to give up her secrets to mere mortals. She communes with the earth, the moon and the stars.
Day seven of the art challenge.
Everyday this month I will be sharing a painted tale.
She was born in the wrong season
if she were born in springtime
she'd be rabbit
if she were born in winter
she'd be human
but she was born in autumn
she was neither
her grandmother prayed for a miracle
or a surgeon
the family knew it was hopeless
she'd best remain underground