©1994,2003 Jerral Sapienza & LLX Press
by Jerral Sapienza
This was a reflection of a "recollected vision" back into my childhood which occurred quite spontaneously as I wandered in a forest in the night. There was a haunting intensity to the burning eyes of that little boy which left me stunned.
In general when I have thought back on my childhood I didn't find any of this kind of memory... an ordinary child growing up in an ordinary household, you know... But in this little vision, I was given the distinct impression he had much, much more to tell than merely the ordinary tales of a boy's life.
There is also another poem here, too, The Temple, which also is a visionary poem about "The Boy"... younger versions of myself as a youth which came to visit me in later life. These boys and their accompanying elder sage Jerrals who have come, too, have taught me quite a bit about myself over the years.