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

  • (4/8/2015 8:42:00 AM)


    his talent is unimaginable
    in 70s he was able to set a new trend
    poems need not necessarily use huge vocabulary to convey the thought
    simplicity itself gave music to his poetry
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/29/2015 11:58:00 AM)


    Neruda has always been inscrutable. I loved him first for his association with Che Guevara and the revolutions in Latin America. It was then that I began reading his love poetry, which, I don't claim I understand. But, there is a lot of beauty and burning passion in his love poems. This one is just another example of how he can weave words and emotions and leave the reader in awe. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/12/2015 10:50:00 PM)


    The poem which is a sonnet of 4-4-3-3 originally composed in Spanish and it is better than the translation..this sonnet is about one sided love.. a mental picture..try to hate - start loving, poem has painted by the poet in the way to swoon very nice poem Peace be with him (Report) Reply

    Rakhi Jayashankar (4/8/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    thank you for sharing your. valuable information about poetry

  • Samar Shekhar (11/4/2014 4:04:00 AM)


    its so beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Sagnik Chakraborty (10/11/2014 9:48:00 AM)


    Extremely passionate about love and its different aspects, that's what Neruda is always; life a flame. Reading him in original Spanish is much more enriching though, as some ideas can get lost in translation. Juan Ramon Jimenez and Pablo Neruda can be two of the countless reasons for learning the beautiful language they wrote in. (Report) Reply

  • (10/2/2014 2:38:00 PM)


    I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2014 9:39:00 AM)


    great poem from the great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Evy-joy Rendon (5/6/2014 3:22:00 AM)


    but still the love is in your right...wow... (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee (5/5/2014 5:06:00 AM)


    simply put..i will always love you (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/27/2014 5:04:00 AM)


    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2014 1:03:00 AM)


    ....a poem with a confusing title...after reading you find the poet is resigned to his fate....he knows
    even though the person isn't perfect....he still loves....a wonderful write...
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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/25/2014 7:30:00 AM)


    Love complications that color the world (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2014 2:24:00 AM)


    Very passionate and truthful. He knows he loves her, but only because he is in love with her. He knows her faults and they make him hate her, yet he loves her in the end. Very true. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/16/2013 9:36:00 AM)


    A strange thing this we call love
    An all encompassing feeling. Wow!
    A roller coaster ride that so begins
    Till you eventually either lose or win....

    Good poem, but a bit taxing on our grey cells
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  • (10/18/2013 1:03:00 AM)


    Wow intense depth even put simply (Report) Reply

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  • 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...
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  • (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

  • (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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