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I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You by Pablo Neruda

March 24, 2012

This is a wonderful poem by the poet 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.

  1. March 24, 2012 2:53 pm

    Really nice poetry.

  2. March 24, 2012 3:26 pm

    love in ice and fire 😛

  3. March 27, 2012 1:03 pm

    thank you. he is truly a great poet 🙂

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