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

  • 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

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  • R Soos (11/14/2016 12:26:00 PM)

    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 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

  • Ranak Zaman (4/25/2016 1:11:00 PM)

    great work. loved it. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2016 10:58:00 AM)

    can we read the [poems in Spanish please (Report) Reply

    R Soos R Soos (11/14/2016 12:23:00 PM)

    No te quiero sino porque te quiero
    y de quererte a no quererte llego
    y de esperarte cuando no te espero
    pasa mi corazón del frío al fuego.

    Te quiero sólo porque a ti te quiero,
    te odio sin fin, y odiándote te ruego,
    y la medida de mi amor viajero
    es no verte y amarte como un ciego.

    Tal vez consumirá la luz de Enero,
    su rayo cruel, mi corazón entero,
    robándome la llave del sosiego.

    En esta historia sólo yo me muero
    y moriré de amor porque te quiero,
    porque te quiero, amor, a sangre y fuego.

  • Enoch John (4/15/2016 4:07:00 PM)

    a great love.well expressed in movement of poem. (Report) Reply

  • Leonardo Martinez (3/27/2016 11:22:00 PM)

    My heart moves from cold to fire..I'm inspired! (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (3/6/2016 9:51:00 AM)

    I just can't speak anything about this poem... (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2016 7:16:00 PM)

    Very conflicted but love is complicated it captures the matters of the heart. Obviously it was about his true love. Which he wrote with such emotion and truly captured how love and hate are sometimes one in the same. (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2016 12:24:00 PM)

    Contradiction is such a powerful tool. Love itself is a contradiction of sorts. This poem in particular I believe, highlights the enigmatic aspect of love.
    This is and will always remain one of my favourites.
    (Report) Reply

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