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(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

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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  • Stephany Aa (6/10/2008 5:29:00 PM)

    I just think that love is so lovely

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  • p.a. noushad (6/9/2008 7:25:00 AM)

    love its colourful wings fluttering around of me, beautiful poem.

  • Liz Thaugally (4/7/2008 6:26:00 AM)

    The hate in love we feel when someone has betrayed us-simply and beautifully written. Love is indeed a multi-faceted emotion, and Neruda expresses it so well.

  • Blue angel Florida (4/2/2008 1:06:00 AM)

    ' I do not see you, but love you blindly'...MMMM

  • Torsa Ghosal (3/23/2008 11:21:00 AM)

    This man was a GENIUS! ! ! i love all his poems.

  • anonymous (3/21/2008 6:35:00 PM)

    i love this poem so much
    im in love with it
    awesome job!

  • Kash Earley (3/20/2008 5:00:00 AM)

    My Goodness! Right to the quick. How Neruda expresses the loves that have paraded in and out of my painful. And yet the memory that Pablo issues forth with this masterpiece.... once again begins the parade.

  • Blue angel Florida (2/16/2008 8:12:00 PM)

    Amazingly painful...Love and pain...blind.

  • Nomi Mas (2/8/2008 6:52:00 AM)

    i have to learn from neruda how to write love poems.

  • Dewald Viljoen (1/17/2008 3:24:00 AM)

    I just call him Pablo, i think he will forgive my familiarity. reading his work is like listening to and old friend telling me of his life. the man was a genius.

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