Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You - Poem by Pablo Neruda

I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
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Comments about I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You by Pablo Neruda

  • Judith Blatherwick (1/16/2017 4:07:00 AM)


    Such confusion in the heart displayed here. Conflicting yet connected emotions. It is a poem of a heart which does not know which way to turn. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/7/2017 11:55:00 AM)


    In this part of the story I am the one who
    Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you (y) , simply beautiful
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  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/5/2017 11:18:00 PM)


    The poet expresses an outburst of a deep emotional and true love. Nice poem.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba
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  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 4:10:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a poem of a persons pain in their paradoxical feelings. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (12/13/2016 2:13:00 PM)


    There is much turmoil in the author's heart; such a connection between passion, pain, hatred. Of course, the most painful action to take toward a human being is to treat them as if they do not exist. (Report) Reply

  • Pikachu Pikachu (11/30/2016 7:45:00 AM)


    this was a good poem (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/24/2016 12:17:00 PM)


    Fantastic expression on love and hate. Neruda has the senses to distinguish between love and hate. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • P. Mason (11/20/2016 2:35:00 PM)

    I like....
    I'm really enjoying Neruda's poems. They are dark, they mirror my own furtive efforts in all this, his are much much better but I'm ok with my efforts. His work is loaded with confusion, irony, love and pain....but that's what love is anyway isn't it. (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/14/2016 12:26:00 PM)

    translation
    the translator should be credited: Stephen Tapscott. There are other translations available at many libraries =: -) (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2016 2:35:00 AM)


    One of my favorites love poets... (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2016 9:51:00 AM)


    neruda has the senses of a true lover.. (Report) Reply

  • Naima Ansari (10/1/2016 4:04:00 AM)


    Amazing piece! Perhaps it dwells on my present life. (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2016 4:59:00 PM)


    Love, as it is. Love as it feels. Passionate, blind. Unfair, but utterly beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Augustus Mutebesi Billy (8/10/2016 1:14:00 AM)


    this piece has a lot of nicely fitting paradoxes. (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2016 4:32:00 PM)


    good coming from a lover like uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (Report) Reply

  • Cris Ben (7/15/2016 11:02:00 AM)


    you try to stop love from growing but it just grows persistently. You hate the feeling how love is changing you but you have become blind and not your normal logical self. love grows to the point that it is dangerous already especially to you who has completely consumed by the madness of love. (Report) Reply

  • Poornima  Thapa (7/5/2016 9:29:00 AM)


    love and hate....so closely relate..the passion of both co related by Pablo Neruda intensely (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2016 11:11:00 AM)


    Can very much relate to this one... i love you because I love. Not many do so... (Report) Reply

  • Subbu Prabhu (5/29/2016 2:20:00 AM)


    super, ....poem....nicely written...wondefull (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2016 4:44:00 AM)


    wow its an awesome poem (Report) Reply



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