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

  • Sekharan Pookkat (5/8/2012 9:41:00 AM)


    I love to love life
    the life which comes only once
    and once others love to live together
    I love to love life.
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  • De Dzhambhanz (5/7/2012 10:37:00 PM)


    i like it


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  • Fara Sutaru (4/20/2012 10:06:00 AM)


    The words express emotions that every single cell of my being is captured.This person sure knows how to write its a pity the one he longs for failed to notice it. (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2012 5:58:00 AM)


    Those who have the bittersweet pleasure of identifying with this passionate poem are true lovers. Poetry from the depths of a soul. (Report) Reply

  • Danjosh Zeus (4/4/2012 3:24:00 AM)


    Maybe his love doesn't love him as he is thats why he hates the way he loves her but he cannot resist himself to forget her for it is his mind's thought i cant live without you(the girl) .so he can do nothing but just to hold his feelings despite of the pains it whips. isn't it? (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (3/20/2012 9:36:00 AM)


    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.
    .....these words hit the nail in the head to remind me of early days..........of insecurity!
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  • (3/14/2012 10:10:00 AM)


    Pablo Neruda is a witch that compels me, bewitches me. He can always leave the reader speechless with those perfect words lingers in mind. (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2012 10:09:00 AM)


    Pablo Neruda is a witch that compels me, bewitches me. He can always leave the reader speechless with those perfect words lingers in mind. (Report) Reply

  • (3/8/2012 9:25:00 AM)


    passion's yearnings the Poem screams of.... (Report) Reply

  • (2/23/2012 5:42:00 AM)


    Personally I prefer his poems in his original language. This was originally meant to be a sonnet, and is now a deformed sonnet with the wrong metric system. Anyway, still very beautiful, as always, Pablo Neruda. (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2012 12:38:00 AM)


    I enjoyed this poem, very eloquent (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2012 1:48:00 PM)


    Great poem! :) Yah yah! I Lovveeeee poem huntah! (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2012 1:04:00 AM)


    Lovable love poem.......
    After I read it I am awe stricken with the fact that these days we have almost lost love in matter, but some day all matter will sublime and then we will all realize that it is only love that will continue prevailing...
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  • Shruti Parasher (2/13/2012 5:24:00 AM)


    awesome poem.. loved it.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2012 8:18:00 AM)


    wish to have the flow of those words in the mind and be drowned in them... so lovely the words the it just sweeps you off your feet.. just like a river raft on a rapid it flows.. enlightening the brain with adrenalin rush... emotions are met to heights unknown.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2012 5:35:00 AM)


    Really nice poemI. Love is God & God is Love. (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2012 1:17:00 PM)


    How does such a blowhard achieve the reputation as a great poet? I suppose there must be much lost in translation.... Love, love, love.... bla bla bla (Report) Reply

  • Okaba Mark (1/23/2012 10:54:00 AM)


    Its an amazing poem!
    O hw it makes me rflect,
    rflect d vry moment wen I first,
    first conceiv wat man calls love.
    Bt d words indid cudnt com 2 tell ha,
    2 tel ha dat if I hate ha it shd b bcuz,
    Bcuz I cudnt tel ha 'I luv u'
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  • (12/27/2011 8:39:00 PM)


    A great poem transcends barriers of translation- and this is a great poem from on eof my favourite poets. I feel the rise and fall of his words like my own beating heart, I read and feel the words pulse in my veins. I almost hear his voice and in hearing in my mind, my heart skips beats, much like being in love. this is the masterful power that a great poet has. (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2011 11:54:00 AM)


    I love Neruda. But this is not one of his top poems. Still, its excellent. All of his poems sound best in his native Spanish - but some sound as good in English - when in the hands of the right translator. (Report) Reply



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