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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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Comments about this poem (Canto XII from The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda )

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  • Mayasa Naama (5/7/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    that is just....oh god...amazing!

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  • Yor Momma Last Night In Her Bed (4/24/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    HE luvs you only for the money u should trust no one even if they are your partner, Is your boyfriend ugly? If he is he might actually luv you!

  • Bob Crackhead (4/24/2013 9:31:00 AM)

    i think the maker of this poem is the wel known rapist michel jackson it takes 2 to tango

  • Mary Pierce (1/21/2013 7:17:00 PM)

    For me, the last stanza of this poem holds the key to understanding the pain in the poet's heart. Neruda says clearly...I am the one who / Dies, the only one... He is telling the beloved that he hates that he/she has died. Moreover, the poet says, I will die of love because I love you, .... This is a poem of bereavement; not of unrequited love, but of a mature love by a committed lover for a beloved who has left him behind and his only comfort is the cold and dark of January. Or the cold and dark of his grief turning to self sacrifice (...I am the one who dies..) if only this, his own death, would bring back to life the dead beloved.

  • Srimayee Ganguly (12/16/2012 5:58:00 AM)

    Heart-rending love story.

  • Aciam Kiwelet (11/30/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    It's like how I feel of... afraid of loving without receiving any return =_='
    That's why no one can't blame me if I am too confidential with my life..'m just afraid that if that person knew that I admire him, he would make his distance from me... Lalala :)

    Anyway, all would be a part of my history and if my heart will decide, would be a lifetime I guess :) hope so..

  • Aciam Kiwelet (11/30/2012 8:18:00 PM)

    It's like how I feel of... afraid of loving without receiving any return =_='
    That's why no one can't blame me if I am too confidential with my life..'m just afraid that if that person knew that I admire him, he would make his distance from me... Lalala :)

    Anyway, all would be a part of my history and if my heart will decide, would be a lifetime I guess :) hope so..

  • Tiffany Ocampo (11/30/2012 3:42:00 AM)

    Does anyone by any chance happen to know when this poem was written and or published?

  • Guenael Oristel (11/28/2012 8:33:00 AM)

    this is a wonderful poem, , , ,

  • Chano Leal (11/18/2012 4:11:00 PM)

    Hah, it is only true love if it goes in both directions, akin a two way street, an emotion emitted and that same emotion returned.

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