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Poem 44 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets


   au koto no

taete shi naku wa


hito o mo mi o mo



   Were we never

to meet again at all,

   how much less

resentment would I feel

toward you and toward myself.

--Middle Counselor Asatada

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