Pablo Neruda

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

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

  • Tony Kavuoti Tony Kavuoti (11/11/2015 6:20:00 PM)

    Very straight from the heart, passion the real. powerful, Naked human vulnerability, makes life so great. sometimes you just don't want to get over your lover. They transformed you so much and so many unexpected ways.Thamk you. (Report) Reply

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  • Melvina Germain Melvina Germain (10/14/2015 10:10:00 AM)

    I love reading this poets poetry, always a delight..... (Report) Reply

  • Ramno kharoud (10/9/2015 7:37:00 AM)

    Great lines.i like it (Report) Reply

  • Joscelyn Perez (9/24/2015 8:36:00 AM)

    what does the title mean to you guys? (Report) Reply

  • Adebayo Matthias Adebayo Matthias (9/17/2015 5:57:00 AM)

    Wow! this is a great piece. the lines strikes me passionately (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/16/2015 3:06:00 AM)

    go from loving to not loving you,
    From waiting to not waiting for you.....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...gives me the shivers at such deep passion (Report) Reply

  • Abhay Shah (9/13/2015 9:16:00 AM)

    Nice interpretation of love...both sides well put! !
    Do read my poem LOVE (Report) Reply

  • Charity Nduhiu Charity Nduhiu (8/25/2015 2:07:00 AM)

    Love sometimes can be misunderstood. Nice write (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (8/22/2015 9:21:00 AM)

    .....with love passions can run as deep as the oceans ★ (Report) Reply

  • Kayode Are (8/13/2015 3:39:00 PM)

    Expressed a confused state about the object of affection; the loved or the hated, with the apocalyptic ending of lover as victim. Stirring conflicting emotions about message or theme; no resolution, doubt lingers as conveyed vividly in the use of tenses. (Report) Reply

  • Barbara Clafton (7/31/2015 7:31:00 PM)

    I do not love you except because I love you.beautifully simple poem that describes how we truly feel when in lovecxx (Report) Reply

  • Dedan Onyango Dedan Onyango (7/23/2015 12:52:00 AM)

    Love chained by the loved (Report) Reply

  • Madhumitha Murali Madhumitha Murali (7/22/2015 11:58:00 AM)

    Passionate poetry (Report) Reply

  • Lahari Mahalanabish (7/15/2015 8:46:00 AM)

    He had put into words the experience of a tormenting and turbulent kind of love which often do not lead anywhere, a phrase most of us go through at least once in our lifetime but we cannot express it the way he did. (Report) Reply

  • Gabriel Romero Gabriel Romero (7/12/2015 3:18:00 AM)

    This poem is about someone who is stuck in a relationship with someone they don't really love or, rather, they forgot why they loved them in the first place. In relationships, saying I love you, often becomes more of a habit or an obligation than a genuine sentiment, and I think Neruda captures that feeling in this poem. When Neruda says, I do not love you except because I love you, he isn't meaning what poets often mean when they say I love you just because I love you. In this poem, Neruda intends the line as I do not love you (in the sense of real love, really, passionately feeling love for someone) , except because I love you (in that love is what we're calling what the two of us share.) (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar Soumita Sarkar (6/22/2015 11:05:00 PM)

    Just awesome...reflecting the changing nature of love.....the faith that wavers.....again strengthens.....you plan to talk..but then feel anger growing...n abort the thought...to talk..... (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (6/22/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Interesting for sure. And I've only read a few of Pablo's poems, so that's my reference point, but still I can not see why so many people think he is a great poet. I understand and agree with what Kundai says below. It certainly does represent the rainbow of emotion we humans experience in relationships. Perhaps I should have followed the lead by Phanice and Azad displayed in obvious fear of saying the obvious. But I won't. The king is naked and I see it that way. I simply can't pretend to think something is spectacular just because others purport to..... (Report) Reply

  • Phanice Wamukota Phanice Wamukota (6/13/2015 8:04:00 AM)

    ...............................................no comment (Report) Reply

  • Surajit Banerjee (6/1/2015 11:05:00 AM)

    What an expression of love! Awesome (Report) Reply

  • Kundai Courtney Gomo Kundai Courtney Gomo (5/28/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    It depicts the scattering emotions that come with love, where love meets hate and jealousy and a million other conflicting emotions bound together by the simple complexities on one, love. Just amazing. (Report) Reply










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