Saturday, January 16, 2021

Life & Style

Excerpts from Small Stones from the River

Kat Lehmann’s second book of poetry, Small Stones from the River, will be free on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 on Amazon.com.

Just click $0.00 to buy.

The poet says the book lacks page numbers and has very little punctuation, using line breaks instead, and that “many of the facing pages resonate and answer each other such that the book itself becomes a meditative reflection on personal renewal. There is plenty of satisfying white space to create a mindful, intentional reading experience and this also enables the book to be used a drawing or writing journal.”

Here are some examples of the “small stones” from the book:

 

Hope and Fear sit on a see-saw

and

neither one knows

what will happen

next

 

we are

interwoven

 

if you water a seedling

part of you

will bloom

 

forgive

 

you can always take back your pain if you need it

 

I have faith

in what I cannot see

 

the river runs

even now

 

your legacy

is your love

 

that’s the best thing you do

 

the mountain before you

is just a symbol

what you climb

step by step

is yourself

 

If you have difficulty seeing

kindness

in the world

 

make your own


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