Ōdī et amō. Quārē id faciam fortasse requīris.
Nesciŏ, sed fierī sentiō et excrucior.
I hate and I love. Why I do this, perhaps you ask.
I know not, but I feel it happening and I am tortured.
Its declaration of conflicting feelings "I hate and I love" (in Latin, Odi et amo) is renowned for its force and brevity.
The meter of the poem is the elegiac couplet.
– u u / – – / – u u / – – / – u u / – – Ōd'et a / mō. Quā / r'id faci / am for / tasse re / quīris. – u u / – u u / – / – u u / – u u / – Nesciŏ, / sed fie / rī / sen ti' et / ex cru ci / or.
- "Odi et amo", No. 19 of Moralia by Jacobus Gallus
- "Odi et amo", part of Catulli Carmina by Carl Orff
- "Odi et amo" by Jóhann Jóhannsson's album Englabörn
- "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus), adaptation with Catullus 85 by Eric Whitacre, performed by Eric Whitacre Singers and Marius Beck; performed live and recorded at the 2014 iTunes Festival in London