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
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

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,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

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  • (3/10/2019 4:58:00 AM)

    no; dear
    love is not here
    except you;
    because I LOVE YOU
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  • Castellenas John (3/8/2019 3:45:00 PM)

    A poet of legend. His words shall stand forever. (Report) Reply

  • (3/7/2019 11:32:00 AM)

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  • (3/3/2019 6:35:00 AM)

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  • Nicole Settimi (2/18/2019 3:58:00 PM)

    " Love, in fire and blood." - what more to say.

    Such a perfect, emotional write on love. Neruda was a master with these themes.

    Xx NDS
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  • Iftekhar Ifti (2/14/2019 3:39:00 PM)

    Endless love for someone’s love. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2019 2:00:00 PM)

    Unconditional love I see (Report) Reply

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  • (1/14/2019 3:11:00 PM)

    Extremely deep and heart touching poetry (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2019 6:50:00 AM)

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  • (1/8/2019 12:59:00 PM)

    nice work... somehow it give someone courage to push love (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/2/2019 3:15:00 PM)

    Love if openly not declared it does not mean that there is no love in mind. Love has great power within mind and this gives nice pleasing feelings to others. Love is expressed through attitude and vision. From cold to fire, mind moves with love. A great perception of love is declared nicely through this poem. An outstanding poem is nicely penned. We love to read such outstanding poem. (Report) Reply

  • (1/1/2019 5:59:00 AM)

    nice write up
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  • (12/24/2018 1:14:00 AM)

    ITS REALLY GOOD (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2018 8:39:00 AM)

    The poem creates in me a great feeling of affection. (Report) Reply

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Read poems about / on: january, fire, hate, love, light, heart, change

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, August 18, 2014

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