Small Stones from the River

Meditations and Micropoems

Poetry - Inspirational
192 Pages
Reviewed on 09/20/2017
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Author Biography

Kat Lehmann is a Ph.D. scientist and the author of happiness and empowerment books. Her eloquent writings are the voice of a lived resilience. She is inspired by a deep contemplation of nature and the process of personal transformation. Kat is the author of more than one hundred poems published in literary journals and two collections of poetry and prose.

Kat writes at the intersect of poetry, spirituality, self-help, and memoir. Her book SMALL STONES FROM THE RIVER (2017; prose and poetry) collects tiny, nuanced truths about love, loss, healing, forgiveness, and resilience. Small Stones from the River is an ideal companion for quiet reflection or journaling, which can be done directly onto its pages.

Her award-winning book MOON FULL OF MOONS (2015; poetry) is a collection of poetry about creating happiness during ongoing sadness. The book is divided into nine chapters, each named for a phase of the moon, to tell a story of a light that has known darkness.

Kat lives in New England in the United States with her husband, children, cats, orchids, and the river where she writes, under a clear view of the Moon. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @SongsOfKat. Her blog is

    Book Review

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: “ 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?