Poetry & Art

Pretend Love

A liquid love letter

Harpsichord strings

Film snapshot memories

Fresh flowered springs


Laughing into tears

A task completely done

The line behind the sea

Where the moon kisses the sun


Biking to the farmers market

With baskets of flowers in hand

Looking at the moonlit sky

Where under stars we’d stand


Glazed with the glow of April rain

Gazing at loud street lights

Relaxed, rather than resigned

While breezes tug on diamond kites


Yet these moments,

excavated from imagination,

Are schemas of love

Born by creation.


Memories you made me

Were placed underground

In the garden of my times with you,

The real ones aren’t around.


Delusion keeps me sane,

Truth turns me frantic,

So I force the belief

that you make life romantic.

by Ria Mavinkurve

Hi, my name is Ria! I'm a senior at Barnard College of Columbia University, currently living in Manhattan.

I've always enjoyed writing and aim to express feelings and inspire others through poetry. My biggest inspirations for my poems are the "a-ha" moments that I experience, the fairy lights in my room, and words that I simply think just sound good together.

Thanks for checking my writing out! For project inquiries, shoot me an email at riamavin@gmail.com. :)

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