Saturday, January 16, 2021

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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

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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


neither one knows

what will happen



we are



if you water a seedling

part of you

will bloom




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


in the world


make your own

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