Small Stones from the River

2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards finalist - SSFTR - Feb23-18
Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist, 2017 (Winner TBD)

“Kat Lehmann’s original poetry shows an advanced understanding of the human condition. These poems are more like word meditations where you will instantly recognize and sink into truth. The poems touch on many themes like forgiveness, misery, love, beauty, loss, emotional suffering, dreams, hope, serenity, wisdom and impermanence. Some poems answer the questions of the poem before it and others are love letters. Two poems made me laugh with delight. This is a poetry book to treasure. I truly enjoyed this relaxing and wise journey from cover to cover.”

~The Rebecca Review (Hall of Fame, Top 500 Vine Voice)


November 2, 2017: Small Stones from the River and Kat Lehmann’s Ripples of Kindness project were featured in town papers across the Connecticut shoreline:


Love and Unity.
Healing and Happiness.
Nature and Beauty.
Forgiveness and Resilience.

let yourself
stumble a little
trip yourself open
let the sunlight
warm your soul

These clear and elegant “small stone” meditations are a collective deep breath that meets you where you are and keeps giving through life’s changes. Beautiful in an instant, with a deeper meaning that gently unfolds with each reading.

Small Stones from the River is a companion book for meditation, journaling, or quiet reflection. It is a companion to Moon Full of Moons (the two books were written at the same time), but it also stands alone. Space is intentionally left empty on each page to provide breathing room or an opportunity to add your own writing or drawings to the pages. Pen or crayon, it’s up to you. Perform random acts of kindness and poetry with them. Cut out the tiny, meaningful entries and hand them to strangers who look down. Write your favorite tiniest stones on actual stones and leave them in the park. Give the book to a loved one to express your belief in their resilience, humanity, and the beautiful legacy of their love. Let the small stones ripple goodness from sea to sea.

we are

if you water a seedling
part of you
will bloom

Small Stones from the River has found a home within the lush and magical artwork of the Garden Artist Subhashini. Fish swimming around words and colorful leaves. Her Garden Art website is HERE


SSFTR - final back cover jpg for sharing
Small Stones of the River back cover artwork by the Garden Artist Subhashini Chandramani.

Small Stones from the River is mindful micropoetry and microprose that explores the inner and outer world, with revelations small enough to put in your pocket. The book gathers nearly 200 clear and elegant entries, which are artfully arranged without the disruption of chapter breaks, pagination, or punctuation to reinforce the meditative calm of the words. A small stone meets you where you are.

if out of loss
you keep a giving heart —
you have won 

A stone is a possibility preparing for your hand. It just took time for both of you to get here. So pick it up. It’s your small stone.

let us need each other and be okay with it

Small Stones from the River is currently available on all Amazons worldwide, including:

**free on Kindle Unlimited

Barnes & Noble

The Book Depository (free shipping to 100 countries)

Amazon India

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