I've forgotten how many times
I became addicted to forgetting.
I built so many churches for the
Mosques that called me to prayer.
I wrote so many poems
My thoughts decomposed in poesy.
I turned so many tables
That those tables turned on me.
Elijah Muhammed, American religious leader, was born today in 1897.
Clive James, Australian author, critic, broadcaster and poet, was born today in 1939.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, was born on this day in 1952.
Thom Yorke, British musician and singer for Radiohead, was born on this day in 1968.