2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist
"Kat Lehmann's original poetry shows an advanced understanding of the human condition." -Hall of Fame, Top 500, Vine Voice reviewer
Small Stones from the River is a collection of inspirational poetry and word meditations that will appeal to readers who love the soul-force reflections of Rumi, Nayyirah Waheed, and Lao Tzu. The entries resonate and build so the book becomes an extended meditation that explores love, loss, forgiveness, resilience, and happiness. Small Stones from the River is a companion book for journaling or journeying. These "small stones" are the words you will want to keep in your pocket for later.
"Profound and inspiring... One of the best poetry collections I've read in a long time." - Top 500, Vine Voice reviewer
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
grounding, peaceful, and thought provoking prose. Thank you for stopping the never ending cycle of this day to day routine. thank you for these quite, peaceful moments of thought, and appreciation. I stop, read, pause, and think upon our life and the moments that clarify what we are feeling. What we need to be reminded of. Brings me back to a time before I unknowingly joined this fast paced thing called life.
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite When thoughts are expressed either orally or in written form, they convey a variety of messages to the reader. If you are seeking simple yet powerful words of comfort, peace, inspiration and mindfulness, then Small Stones from the River: Meditations and Micropoems by Kat Lehmann is a great choice. This collection of over 180 poems of approximately 162 characters each is so power-packed that more words aren't necessary to get the message across in a way that will leave the reader satisfied. In this poem Kat helps us to get in touch with our surroundings: “...in other breaking news a silver moon sailed above the world and the only ones who knew it were the ones who looked up.” Kat created this body of work over several years along with hundreds of other poems and written work throughout the years. If you want to explore more of these "small stones," pick up a copy today. I enjoyed these small stones of meditation and mindfulness because they created a calming and peaceful approach to the words. Kat used the backdrop of water to draw us into her world of tranquility. As I read the poems, I was able to become one with some of the work. Poetry is a great way of expressing beauty, sadness and art. Poetry is not only transformative, it exudes healing powers. “The unknown creates an opportunity for us to be hopeful and have faith. When we stretch into the unknown, we open ourselves to possibility,” says Kat. What possibilities are you allowing yourself to embrace and explore through what you're reading?
Minimalistic poetic wisdom. Brilliant without the ego. The words express so much of what I have felt and what I need to hear. I open Small Stones from the River anywhere and can find what I need, or maybe what I need finds me. I love that the book doesn't have page numbers, as this reinforces the idea of manifesting something greater, like a collaboration with the book. I cannot express how much I adore it, the simplicity and the depth, the smoothness and edges of each handful of words that say much more than I thought could be expressed so succinctly. The topics are love (in a general sense, like universal love), loss, forgiveness (this is profound and life-changing), imperfection as the basis of beauty (wow), oneness, wholeness, survival, healing, empowerment, and resilience. The book includes amazing insights that will beg to be read again and again, and yet when read together, the result is lulling, calming, meditative. The pieces resonate with each other. I am glad there is space on every page, because I plan to use it as an inspiration journal. I would recommend Small Stones from the River to readers of Rumi, Nayyirah Waheed, Rupi Kaur, Thich Nhat Hanh, and any other short, spiritually-infused poetic authors concerned with understanding the human condition on a universal level. It's my new favorite book to give as a gift.