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Inspired by one of those questions that comes up every so often : What is your power animal ? And by Seamus Heaney's poem The Names of the Hare. It is about my favourite animal, that haunts the hills where I live and gets a white coat in Winter. THE NAMES OF THE MOUNTAIN HARE. Mountain Hare, Blue... show more Inspired by one of those questions that comes up every so often : What is your power animal ? And by Seamus Heaney's poem The Names of the Hare. It is about my favourite animal, that haunts the hills where I live and gets a white coat in Winter.

THE NAMES OF THE MOUNTAIN HARE.

Mountain Hare, Blue Hare,
Old Miss Grey, Young Miss White .....

The ghost of Winter
With one foot in spring
White when the hill has turned green
Still invisible.

Little Miss Distance, Turncoat,
Heather Duster, Disappearing Act .....

Who travels in time but stands outwith
Who has made a deal with Old Mother Scotland
Who has twenty one gears but rarely needs them all
Who could go a lot faster
Who is not a rabbit
Nor a lamb
Nor a stone.
Who will use a path if there is one
Fly an inch above the heather if there is not
Explode at our feet and be a distant statue
Before we can say any of her names.

Snow Rocket, Windcheater,
Ghost for all Seasons .....

Who leaves footprints white
Upon white just to show
She can touch the ground.

Strangeness, Charm,
Our Friend On The Hill,
Little Secret .....

Who can become two hares
In two places at once
Hide behind the Moon at midday
Slip between this world and the next
Taking us with her
Before we can say Lepus Timidus,
Another of her names.
Update: @synposis : I agree the last line sounds a bit trite. What could I put instead ? The full Latin name Lepus Timidus Scoticus ? Or nothing at all (finishes on Timidus) ?
Update 2: OK. Timidus it is then. Maybe a little free verse self-indulgence and give it a line all of it's own ?
Before we can say Lepus
Timidus.

(Might suggest a lame attempt to capture the hare by saying its name, and missing by a mile.)
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