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Pablo Neruda

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

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You


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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  • Rookie Cathy Huang (5/4/2010 9:06:00 AM)

    the title of this poem is very unique, it corresponds to a saying that love has no reasons. it seems to demonstrate the agony and mesiry of unrequited love (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Airish Caralde (4/1/2010 7:19:00 AM)

    really appreciate this poem when i read the whole text it is different with the title...it makes me interested.. :) ..this poem has something told me.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mohammad Daraghmeh (2/4/2010 9:52:00 AM)

    unique title. Also, if you and everyone could comment on my new poem. I'm new here and would love some comments. Thank you in advance.

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/this-was-always-hard-for-me-to-say/ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lewis Neil Is Awsome (11/4/2009 4:44:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kamal Saxena (10/18/2009 8:14:00 AM)

    'I do not love you' reminds me of ElizabethBrowning's 'If thou lovest me love me for not', but Pablo's poem touches a heart full of love more keenly. From love to hatred - what he says can't be the way of fleeing from the one you love. In fact, you cannot flee from the one you love as he (or she) stays in your heart.

    KamalSaxena (India) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maricela Cerna (8/17/2009 6:46:00 PM)

    This is how i feel at the very moment. For the first time i feel so in love and at the same time feel like i am the only alone loving this person...which sux...
    Glad i found this website and ordered the book of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Premila Patel (3/31/2009 5:18:00 PM)

    Wow, this poem is excellent.. I think it has answered my problem on the whole subject.
    Thank you, its a classic.
    Premila x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lost And Truely Broken (3/23/2009 9:29:00 AM)

    It hard 2too find a poem 2too say the thinqs that I feel. But this poem knows exactly what im qoinq through.

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! (Report) Reply

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