I’m dusting off my ancient broom,
the heirloom I enchanted.
Easter Day will be here soon
– I’m off to see my master.
The ride, through rain and sometimes snow
is perilous, but off we go!
To Blåkulla for Easter fun
with sin and orgies till rise of sun
we’re off to meet the Evil One!
For Imaginary Garden With Real Toads and this Sunday’s Flash 55 Plus. The Swedish tradition of ‘påskkärringar’ (easter crones) feature witches that fly their brooms to an island in the Baltic Sea (Blå Jungfrun) to meet the Devil himself for an annual fest with orgies and all sorts. At this time of year, especially on Maundy Thursday or Easter Eve, you will see children dressed up as witches roaming the neighbourhoods, handing out drawings or cards (often of easter chicks, eggs or bunnies) and getting treats (usually sweets) in return. Kind of a Swedish version of Halloween. I cannot believe I actually managed 55 words exactly!!!