FurryTail for Ostara
Eostre walked upon the Earth one early Springtime
She saw Dame Holda high above upon her goose so
"What are you doing flying high? The winter
should be past!
It's time for warmth and growing things, not for
a chilly blast!"
Holda simply waved and smiled, "The answer's
plain my dear,
I'm letting my goose stretch her wings before
we end our year."
And so the goose's feathers fell as softly drifting
Her flapping wings stirred up a gale that all
around did blow.
Eostre saw the wobbly lambs all shivering in the
And daffodils whose sunny heads were drooping
in the cold.
But saddest sight of all was seen it made
dear Eostre cry
A skylark frozen on the ground - too cold and
weak to fly.
can I do to end this pain? How can I solve her
She lies near death from bitter frost. I cannot
bear this sight!"
And so dear Eostre took the bird to give it all
To keep it warm and keep it safe, she changed
it to a hare!
hare has such a fluffy coat and fuzzy furry feet.
She will not suffer from the wind or cold and
The skylark was somewhat surprised to find herself
But in her snugly furry coat began to hop around.
days went by (as days will do), the hare grew
strong and bright
But she was not content you see, for she had had
lost her flight.
"I know I sound ungrateful since you saved
my life, it's clear.
But I miss the thrill of open skies and soaring
full of cheer."
Eostre, ever kindly, raised the hare high in the
She could not give the bunny wings, but had a
plan to try.
She placed the hare in the night sky to shine
there as some stars
They're called Lepus - still there today - just
somewhere West of Mars.
hare was happy for a while so high above the Earth.
But stars (except in Hollywood) are not equipped
She wanted babies as before, she wanted tiny chicks.
Eostre was now quite bemused. Could this request
then she had a brilliant thought: the answer was
The hare could come back down to earth for just
one day a year.
"If eggs she wants, then eggs she'll have
on just one special day
The hare who was a skylark once will have her
chance to lay!"
so the day arrived at last, the hare could come
She tried to fly. She flapped her ears for all
that she was worth!
She hopped and jumped. She bounced off Mars. She
caromed off the Sun.
No matter what the bunny tried all she could do
will I ever lay my eggs? I cannot seem to fly.
The earth is still so far away, whatever can I
She looked down on the sparkling earth, all wet
after a shower.
"That's it!" the clever hare declared,
"I'll slide on rainbow power!"
that is what the bunny did. The rainbow saved
By sliding down its colours bright she now her
eggs could lay.
But when the eggs were laying there on grass all
moist with dew
They were not white, oh no my dear, but were of
Magick from the rainbow made the eggs all green
Some red and orange and violet eggs. No honestly,
And that is why on just one day these eggs you
still may see.
A gift from Eostre and the hare that's left for
you and me!
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FurryTail for Ostara © MommaWhiteCougar 2006