In the black furror of a field I saw an old witch-hare this night; And she cocked a lissome ear, And she eyed the moon so bright, And she nibbled of the green; And I whispered "Whsst! witch-hare," Away like a ghostie o’er the field She fled, and left the moonlight there.
Observe the magical brilliance of Jackie Morris. She likes cats, Bjork, the madness of nursery rhymes and Blade Runner (obviously - who doesn't?). Not only is she an amazingly talented artist, but she's illustrated books for Ted Hughes, Mary Hoffman, Caroline Pitcher, Terry Pratchett (amongst others), and is a beautiful example of just how visually compelling language can be.
Three hares: it is thought to have a range of symbolic or mystical associations with fertility and the lunar cycle. When used in Christian churches, it is presumed to be a symbol of the Trinity. Its origins and original significance are uncertain, as are the reasons why it appears in such diverse locations.