Ilona of the Fairy Beauty by Fanni Sütő

Ilona of the Fairy Beauty

My name is Ilona,
Ilona: the beauty of the sun and the moon
Soon the sky will be mine as I fly with my sisters.
My sisters, they have the skin of black ravens.
Black ravens are my sisters and I am the thirteenth.
I am the thirteenth, black with ill luck
Although my name is Ilona,
Ilona of the Fairy Beauty.

My name is Ilona,
Ilona: the bride of the sky and the prince
Since the day he saw me in my true skin
My true skin, it is apple-flesh white.
White is my skin and my heart is cold
My heart is cold – it will break soon.
Although my name is Ilona
Ilona of the Thirteen Ravens.

My name is Ilona
Ilona: the victim of the witch and the thief
Grief perched on my heart and I had to fly
I had to flee and desert my love
My love is lost – but he will come soon.
Because my name is Ilona
Ilona, the Everhoping.


Fanni Sütő is a 24 year old writer, poet, dreamer who believes in fairy tales even if they are dark, disenchanted and deconstructed. She writes about everything which comes in her way or goes bump in the night. She has been published in Hungary, the US, the UK and Australia.

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