Ernesto Cardenal (born January 20, 1925) – Nicaraguan priest, poet, theologian
Read about Ernesto Cardenal here
Excerpt from Cardenal's poem "Gethsemani, KY" (1960):
Like empty beer cans, like empty cigarette butts;
my days have been like that.
Like figures passing on a T.V. screen
and disappearing, so my life has gone.
Like cars going by fast on the roads
with girls laughing and radios playing. . .
Beauty got obsolete as fast as car models
and forgotten radio hits.
Nothing is left of those days, nothing,
but empty beer cans, cigarette butts,
smiles on a faded photo, torn tickets
and the sawdust with which, in the mornings,
they swept out the bars.
Listen to excerpts of some of Cardenal's poems (Spanish) here
Nancy Kress (born January 20, 1948) – U.S. science fiction writer – Probability Space (2002)
Uni Arge (born January 20, 1971) – Faroese / Danish soccer player, journalist, singer/songwriter
Uni Arge medley of songs