I live within the ancient tradition:
the artist as mountain recluse, withdrawn and hidden, a life of genteel poverty,
a quiet life of meditation,
which gives me lots of time to gnash my teeth and worry over how I want my art
to be known by everyone, have admirers everywhere and have lots of money!
(altered) poem: In The Ancient Tradition,
from Moment to Moment by David Budbill.
At Copper Canyon Press