The poet who started to work at a bank when she was in her 15th calendar year had always thought, "It's a lot of bother and boring that we should become a great person." She said that her life was frugal, but was blessed with words that "has the power to let people come to boundless richness" with no need to pay "security deposit". From the autobiographical essay, "Writing Poetry And Living."
"May 8 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"