Haiku reflections. Inspirational words. Poetic awakenings.
"Profound and inspiring...One of the best poetry collections I've read in a long time." (Vine Voice) ★★★★★
The book contains 180 original, contemporary English haiku, tanka, and short poetic prose entries about empowering the inner self, with breathing room for a mindful unfolding of the words or the reader's personal response (which can be done directly on the pages). The entries resonate and build to create an extended meditation on love, healing after loss, forgiveness, happiness, hope, wonder, and simple abundance. SMALL STONES FROM THE RIVER is a companion for journaling or journeying. "The door that opens is within yourself."
"Kat Lehmann's original poetry shows an advanced understanding of the human condition." -The Rebecca Review (Vine Voice) ★★★★★
The book's spiritual reflections arose from the author's soul journey, as if she were gathering special stones along life's river. After polishing and reflecting on each precious offering, she found that even a small stone can hold a mountain within it.
2017 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards Finalist
2018 Kindle Book Awards Semi-Finalist
SMALL STONES FROM THE RIVER will appeal to readers who love the soul-force reflections of Rumi, the natural inspiration of Mary Oliver, the lived resilience of Maya Angelou, and the simple elegance of Japanese short poetry.
Whether used as a daily devotional or a relaxing remedy, SMALL STONES FROM THE RIVER is spiritual word-medicine. Hundreds of copies of the book have been gifted to strangers as part of the author's "Ripples of Kindness" project, in which she works to put goodness into the world...just by doing it.
"wrap your sadness with a bow and put it on a shelf you can take it back if you ever need it"