Our Poetry, Sermons, and Workshops

Poems Inspired by Our Journey

2018
Trust Your Journey June 10
Rock Art Dreaming June 2
Fancy Color Feelings May 18
To Defer a Dream April 23
Encountering Alps and Fiordlands April 16
To Wander Is To Wonder April 14
This Is New Zealand April 2
Bridges To Somewhere Feb 12
To Shangri-La January 16
Poignant, Exotic Beauty January 11

It was interesting to find that Loren has written:

   22 On The Road… poems from 92 weeks in North America
   29 On The Road… poems from 71 weeks in Europe
   11 On The Road… poems from 21 weeks in Africa
   1 On The Road… poem  from  10 weeks in Asia
   1 On The Road… poem  from    2 weeks in Antarctica

through December, 2017. In all he has amassed 67 poems or poetic prose, thus far, that he titles beginning with the words, “On the Road…” See a full list of his titles by year below. Claire lightly sprinkles her own spontaneous poetry over our blog posts. If you would like to receive “On the Road…” poems with some of our photos hot from Loren’s keyboard, please let us know by email to: lorenandclaire@gmail.com and you will to receive them in the future.

2017
Faces of Nepal December 11
Doorways to Infinity II November 4
Old and New October 25
The Good Life October 13
Buen Camino September 23
Polished Stones September 9
Cobblestone Confessions September 3
Live Free or Die August 1
Beauty and Bounty June 18
Where Does It Lead? June 12
Heartland Hellos May 30
Get Your Kicks April 16
Super Blooming April 13
Again… To Somewhere March 20
Whirling Dervish January 15

2016
Just Didn’t Know December 24
What’s in a Name November 8
Ithaca Honeymoon October 20
Honey, Blood & Nuts October 4
Feeling a Sadness September 26
Into the Deep September 5
Unitarian Connections August 20
Back In Time August 11
Unfettered Blues July 21
Doorways To Infinity July 6
For Ever Sure June 29
Roots Pull Me Close June 18
The Way of Love June 10
Second Looks May 25
Path of the Gods May 14
When in Rome April 18
To Somewhere April 2
The King Lives March 24
Final Stretch Overland March 17
All Lit Up March 8
Monet’s Way March 2
Once Upon a Flamingo February 25
Toward Equilibrium February 17
Spiced Color Meanings February 4
Serengeti Moose January 28
Hope in Africa January 21

2015
Into Africa December 18
Behold the Beauty November 21
Le Surprise Moderne November 16
Tasting Loire November 11
Food & Family October 27
The Way October 9
Simple Pleasures September 24
Revered Places to Deep Spaces September 7
To Understanding August 22
Bagging a Munro August 10
Just Brilliant! July 26
Spirit Calling June 23
Reflections of Wonder June 22
Searching for Moose June 21
Beacons of Light June 20
DC Blossoming April 17
Coming Home April 3
Seeing Red April 1
Stars Align March 24
Eyes on the Horizon March 7
Let it Be January 16

2014
It’s a Winter Wonderland! December 6
Crossing the Continent November 29
America’s Big Sky Heartland! October 27
Surreal, Sublime, Serendipity September 26

 

Sermons

Claire and Loren have had the honor and privilege to be invited into our home Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale pulpit on several occasions over our twenty+ years of membership. We have each shared from the pulpit individually, sometimes in combination with our minister or other congregation members, and, sometimes together. The same has been true On The Road! In August, 2014, a pulpit in Olympia, Washington invited us to share about our Journey when it turned out that Loren spoke individually as Claire was committed to teaching Bikram Yoga classes in California. We were together in the pulpit of Terre Haute, Indiana in mid-November, 2014, in Boone, North Carolina at the end of March, 2015, and, back in our home congregation in Sunnyvale, California in February, 2016. We always appreciate an opportunity to share our thoughts, stories and learnings with meaningful communities.

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Workshops

Claire and Loren have individually and together facilitated groups on a variety of topics for personal growth activities, both professionally and as volunteers. Since being on the road, we had the rewarding opportunity to lead a Poetry Workshop at the European Unitarian Universalist conference held in Koln (Cologne), Germany, in late October, 2015. Quoting part of Tim Baker’s glowing review for the EUU December, 2015 Unifier:

“I attended the delightful poetry workshop led by Claire and Loren Wright. There were many great things about this workshop. … My poem came much quicker and more naturally than I had expected. … Overall, the class was brilliantly put together and had a lovely flow which really helped the group to participate and work both individually and collectively. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all involved. Big credit to Claire and Loren for putting this on and I hope that further workshops of similar ilk can be adapted and used at future EUU events so others have an opportunity to be part of this.”

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