At the start of spring,
leaf-empty oak trees—
their profiles resting
on blue-dusky skies—
invite a lingering look
over their lines, their stillness.
They ask us to consider our
souls, exposed to this wide world,
and to make space for coming
birds and their nests,
to listen for the wind’s hum,
and to capture light
as it makes its way
down to our taproots.
The featured image is courtesy of Julie Jablonski and used with her generous permission for Cultivating.
The illustration of the oak leaf is courtesy of Jordan Durbin and used with her generous permission for Cultivating.
Leslie Anne Bustard takes great joy in loving people and places, whether at church, around her kitchen table, in a classroom, or traveling around. She delights in words, and marvels at the beauty found in the details of ordinary life. Reading, writing, teaching literature, baking, producing high school theater, and museum-ing are some of Leslie’s favorite things. Leslie is the host of The Square Halo, a podcast for Square Halo Books and is developing a book titled Wild Things and Castles in the Sky: A Guide to the Best Children’s Books. She and her husband Ned have been married for 30 years and live in a century-old row house in Lancaster City, where they raised their three daughters.
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