Enough

The poem below was written by Kurt Vonnegut to memorialize his friend Joseph Heller:

JOE HELLER
by Kurt Vonnegut (via)

True story, Word of Honor:
Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer
now dead,
and I were at a party given by a billionaire
on Shelter Island.

I said, "Joe, how does it make you feel
to know that our host only yesterday
may have made more money
than your novel 'Catch-22'
has earned in its entire history?"
And Joe said, "I've got something he can never have."
And I said, "What on earth could that be, Joe?"
And Joe said, "The knowledge that I've got enough."
Not bad! Rest in peace!

4 Comments

  1. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms and adding it to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice

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  2. markonit

    …I can easily see why Ana attached the Timeless Wisdoms site… this is truly a timeless quote..!

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