Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

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

  • Gold Star - 8,908 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/18/2013 3:39:00 AM)

    Dear Poet, you have put us all in confusion..This poem clearly indicates your indepth love. But the love which cannot be accepted, in front of all, whatever may be the reason.But you are trying to ignore it from the fact that you love her a lot and your heart is speaking of it. But to convince self you are talking of extreme ends of hatred.
    The last stanza tells you alone are dying in love, it means either the one you love has died or left you or you never ever spoke of love to her at all. She may be unaware of your love.
    I might have read many comments on it, to catch the meaning of this poem..If you have left us some notes, we could have guessed more easily.
    Fantastic poem..loved reading it... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 38 Points Cambridge Keenan (8/10/2013 7:57:00 PM)

    I really like this poem, I can feel it's depth...star crossed lovers whose love just cannot be....one is married, the other single.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points B. Laxmi Priya (7/17/2013 9:21:00 AM)

    One of my all time favourite poems. Why should I love somebody who does not care for me? ? what is the point in wasting oneself away in unrequited love. Love feeds on love, indeed. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 51 Points Oscar Robles (6/3/2013 4:50:00 PM)

    Keep your rude comments to yourself! 3rd one down (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Oscar Robles (6/3/2013 4:48:00 PM)

    This is Very Good! Very Deep! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mayasa Naama (5/7/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    that is just....oh god...amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yor Momma Last Night In Her Bed (4/24/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    HE luvs you only for the money u should trust no one even if they are your partner, Is your boyfriend ugly? If he is he might actually luv you! (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 10 Points Dylan Stallard (10/3/2014 4:57:00 AM)

    Please Explain?

  • Rookie Bob Crackhead (4/24/2013 9:31:00 AM)

    i think the maker of this poem is the wel known rapist michel jackson it takes 2 to tango (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Pierce (1/21/2013 7:17:00 PM)

    For me, the last stanza of this poem holds the key to understanding the pain in the poet's heart. Neruda says clearly...I am the one who / Dies, the only one... He is telling the beloved that he hates that he/she has died. Moreover, the poet says, I will die of love because I love you, .... This is a poem of bereavement; not of unrequited love, but of a mature love by a committed lover for a beloved who has left him behind and his only comfort is the cold and dark of January. Or the cold and dark of his grief turning to self sacrifice (...I am the one who dies..) if only this, his own death, would bring back to life the dead beloved. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (12/16/2012 5:58:00 AM)

    Heart-rending love story. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aciam Kiwelet (11/30/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    It's like how I feel of... afraid of loving without receiving any return =_='
    That's why no one can't blame me if I am too confidential with my life..'m just afraid that if that person knew that I admire him, he would make his distance from me... Lalala :)

    Anyway, all would be a part of my history and if my heart will decide, would be a lifetime I guess :) hope so.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aciam Kiwelet (11/30/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    It's like how I feel of... afraid of loving without receiving any return =_='
    That's why no one can't blame me if I am too confidential with my life..'m just afraid that if that person knew that I admire him, he would make his distance from me... Lalala :)

    Anyway, all would be a part of my history and if my heart will decide, would be a lifetime I guess :) hope so.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tiffany Ocampo (11/30/2012 3:42:00 AM)

    Does anyone by any chance happen to know when this poem was written and or published? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Guenael Oristel (11/28/2012 8:33:00 AM)

    this is a wonderful poem, , , , (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chano Leal (11/18/2012 4:11:00 PM)

    Hah, it is only true love if it goes in both directions, akin a two way street, an emotion emitted and that same emotion returned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shiela Marie Anunciacion (11/17/2012 4:34:00 AM)

    Love is painful when you are aware that it is unrequited. Furthermore, sometimes you hate the person you love because he/she cannot/don't love you back. You think you want to stop loving that person but then you know you cannot, cruel cruel fate for those who loves in secret... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Grace Mcgee (11/13/2012 6:05:00 PM)

    Wow can you please check out and comment on my poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sentayehu Yitzchak (11/10/2012 3:01:00 PM)

    you are so good! ! .... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stella Nicole Gopal (10/31/2012 8:13:00 AM)

    bull...alota bulll...diz dnt mak sence (Report) Reply










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