30 Poems for National Poetry Month: Day 7
April 7, 2013
When I saw your familiar face
In the picture I painted almost 30 years ago,
I understood Frost’s delight
And “surprise of remembering
Something I didn’t know I knew.”
Had I really been searching for you
In all my days and dreams?
It was the same feeling of recognition
I had twice when we met:
For the first time in that Philly train station,
And from across the room a year later,
As I was about to go on stage in New York.
I didn’t know what it was I recognized,
Or how it would change my life.
But “something I didn’t know I knew,”
Became something I didn’t know
I needed in my life, and then
Something I couldn’t live without
In every dream, and every night, and every day.
–Scott Edward Anderson