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

  • (9/15/2007 12:00:00 PM)


    *sigh* if I were Mr.Neruda's love how I'd be so overwhelmed... (Report) Reply

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  • (8/22/2007 1:16:00 AM)


    Query to all of you that love poetry, and appreciate Mr. Neruda: what are your thoughts and comments regarding this poem I came across:

    DANCE ON THE NAKED EARTH

    There are those that are Angels; Some are Saints
    They are among us, Dancing.
    Are we so involved in our Pain-
    That we can not see Them, Shining?
    Are we so Indoctrinated to Believe
    In our own Shame-
    That conversely, we who remain, are Sinners?

    We revel in our Stupidity and Complicity
    While the Saints and Spirits Sing with Benediction:
    The Poetry of our Souls.
    Their Blessings bestowed upon us for an Eternity-
    Or in an Instant, Lost.

    Take off your Garments of Mendacity,
    Your Mantles of Mediocrity!
    Turn your faces toward the Angels
    With Supplication:
    And Dance on the Naked Earth.
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  • (8/22/2007 1:00:00 AM)


    Mr. Neruda has always been one of my favorite poets; and I treasure this poem. I have always felt that Mr. Neruda incisively captures the natural, universal aspects of the ever constant dichotomy that constitutes our feelings and perceptions of 'love', without being disingenuous to the fact that it is real to each of us: to paraphrase Decartes, 'I love, therefore I am'......... (Report) Reply

  • (8/17/2007 1:16:00 AM)


    Wow what can I say. For 40 years I have felt this and my heart hurts in fire and in cold. Hard to write with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat (Report) Reply

  • Peter Stavropoulos (7/17/2007 7:49:00 PM)


    'I do not see you but love you blindly' - great line, great poem. Love can only be blind. Intense love a blinder. (Report) Reply

  • (6/29/2007 8:55:00 AM)


    Oh the fine line between love and hate. Def Leppard has this line 'when love and hate collides...' and U2; 'I can't live with or without you...' It is such a frustrating feeling, and yet, don't we all wish to have someone that we can feel that way about?
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  • (2/13/2007 1:24:00 PM)


    i wish i didnt love him at all (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2007 9:20:00 PM)


    Me too *scream* he keeps going away to texas (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2007 3:40:00 AM)


    .........yep.....gorgeous.......ignoble (and Nobel) rapture........holds the soul...gives it a twist...then lets it fly free.....bleeding and healed.....again and again (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2007 11:10:00 AM)


    Same. Which is why I'm turning to Neruda. (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2007 6:21:00 AM)


    i love this poem because its exactly wat im goin through right in this present moment................ (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2006 9:00:00 AM)


    I LOVE THIS PEOM IT HAS SO MUCH MEANIN TO IT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (12/23/2006 9:03:00 AM)


    yes, the truth in love. love for the sake of loving and pablo does it so well in his writing. (Report) Reply

  • Iquo Umoh (11/11/2006 1:23:00 PM)


    i love this poem its really sincere. it shows the conundrum of love. where u love and could almost hate at the smetime the one u truly love. its a beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2006 1:03:00 AM)


    The poet seems possessed with love. Love seems to consume the poets life. Excellent and talented writer. (Report) Reply

  • (7/13/2006 11:02:00 PM)


    I believe this poem is like marriage. I think that sometimes after time the love is because it's love. At times true and at times I wonder what more is there. (Report) Reply

  • (6/17/2006 4:46:00 PM)


    This poem sort of meanders around, so perhaps Uriah is right that it reflects the maddening illogical poetry of love. The third stanza sort of arrives out of nowhere. The poem would be fine without it out although it provides a breather from the logic knots in the other stanzas. (Report) Reply

  • (12/8/2005 9:49:00 AM)


    Is this about me? It is exactly how I feel and how my life has been for the past year. (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2005 8:44:00 AM)


    The maddening illogical poetry of love! (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2005 4:00:00 AM)


    Oh! A really wonderful poem! It shows a chaos of emotion, as if hiding a bomb about to explode. (Report) Reply



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