A poem from One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each (Hyakunin isshu, 百人一首) by Fujiwara no Teika.
Translated by Peter MacMillan.
99. Retired Emperor Gotoba
Though it is futile to ponder
the ways of the world,
I am lost in desolate musing –
I have loved some and hated others,
even hated the ones I love.
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