Nancy Vorkink

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Nancy Vorkink
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Poetry sings in my soul. First wrote on autumn leaves of Pennsylvania in high school. Later, studied Poetry 101 in college and always wrote in the midnight hours as a lifeline to the universe. Born in Ithaca, New York, my odyssey took me to Istanbul and to the Muslim world early in life. Then to Harvard for a B.A. then back to Africa for years. Adopted an African family, now refugees returning home to Liberia, as my own. Am a member of the IWWG, International Women's Writing Guild, in NYC. Presently, facilitating life story writing workshops in Denver, using poetic imagery. more »

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  • Nancy Vorkink(5/15/2006 9:05:00 PM)

    I am working on editing my poems for another chapbook. This time I want perfect binding, not staples. Many of my poems are very personal, very African, and nature oriented. Poetry sings in my soul.
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Best Poem of Nancy Vorkink

All In The Mind

All in the Mind



Is life a game -

We play to win in the mind?



Yesterday the Great Pretender pulled

The wool tightly, lengthened the story.

Sadly, with bright eyes, it

Touched many people.



Today Lonely Girl moved outside

Weary eyes looked up to the sky

A spirit reached down

She hesitated to reach this light.



Two personas of the mind

Play tag, in prime time

Catch me if you can

Says one to the other.



“I can do anything, ” the one said.

“I am ...

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