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

  • Rookie Kyarunai Mansiko (10/24/2012 8:20:00 PM)

    Hmm. I get from this that love is painful. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 12 Points Meera Panigrahi (9/9/2012 8:25:00 AM)

    There is great suffering in love and this poem brings it out with great poignancy. Hate and love are indistinguishable, and the poet's authenticity cannot be questioned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Dickson (8/17/2012 7:04:00 AM)

    This beautiful poem describes the submission to a destructive obsession, a love that has died for one partner but not for the poet, and the recognition that he has to love but he knows it's killing him.
    A poem I always re-read when I visit this site. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cozette Graham (8/12/2012 2:28:00 AM)

    Even to hate means to still care about something or someone. For me, to not hate or to not love something or someone would cause an indifference which means I wouldn't care, nor put forth any effort or energy or emotion to care. He hated, which can only mean he still cared. When we hate someone, we must have been hurt by them in some way, shape, or form, but we still care enough to have an emotion for them. Why? Beautifully written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cozette Graham (8/12/2012 2:25:00 AM)

    Even to hate means to still care about something or someone. For me, to not hate or to not love something or someone would cause an indifference which means I wouldn't care, nor put forth any effort or energy or emotion to care. He hated, which can only mean he still cared. When we hate someone, we must have been hurt by them in some way, shape, or form, but we still care enough to have an emotion for them. Why? Beautifully written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Malika Harsten (8/8/2012 7:54:00 AM)

    ig it okay but it not da best one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mahrukh Iqbal (7/26/2012 6:39:00 AM)

    simply wow [3
    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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 308 Points Queeny Gona (7/24/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    I can't exactly give the number of times i read this poem whenever i hit this website. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Jemme Simbulan (7/21/2012 1:12:00 AM)

    Fantastic! Pablo Neruda's really one of the best! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Schmidt (7/8/2012 7:25:00 AM)

    Great poem one of many, great poet, I was kind of surprised at a few comments a little confused. I only read and speak English, so his poems aren't as great because they were translated for everyone to enjoy maybe inspire? I read a comment that mocked or sounded spiteful about this poem or others concerning love. Must be a great poem if it angers someone who has never loved or felt loved so they openly mock the possibility that this love thing is real. this love thing blah, blah, blah I think the words were close to. Love is in everyone of Pablo Nerudas writings. Whether a woman, his country, political beliefs he wrote of what he loved dearly. I feel this poem describes real feelings and complexity of any relationship that grows into love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rose Davenport (5/14/2012 9:31:00 PM)

    This is a perfect poem that illustrates the confusion and pain that goes along with falling in love with a sociopath or psychopath. The love is an illusion and the reality is that an illusion cannot be sustained. Even if you eventually see and love them unblinded, they will never love you the same. Sad, but true.....I have lived this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,341 Points Sekharan Pookkat (5/8/2012 9:41:00 AM)

    I love to love life
    the life which comes only once
    and once others love to live together
    I love to love life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie De Dzhambhanz (5/7/2012 10:37:00 PM)

    i like it


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  • Rookie Fara Sutaru (4/20/2012 10:06:00 AM)

    The words express emotions that every single cell of my being is captured.This person sure knows how to write its a pity the one he longs for failed to notice it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Josephine Collett (4/5/2012 5:58:00 AM)

    Those who have the bittersweet pleasure of identifying with this passionate poem are true lovers. Poetry from the depths of a soul. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danjosh Zeus (4/4/2012 3:24:00 AM)

    Maybe his love doesn't love him as he is thats why he hates the way he loves her but he cannot resist himself to forget her for it is his mind's thought i cant live without you(the girl) .so he can do nothing but just to hold his feelings despite of the pains it whips. isn't it? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (3/20/2012 9:36:00 AM)

    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.
    .....these words hit the nail in the head to remind me of early days..........of insecurity! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marrie Walls (3/14/2012 10:10:00 AM)

    Pablo Neruda is a witch that compels me, bewitches me. He can always leave the reader speechless with those perfect words lingers in mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marrie Walls (3/14/2012 10:09:00 AM)

    Pablo Neruda is a witch that compels me, bewitches me. He can always leave the reader speechless with those perfect words lingers in mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anant Bir Singh (3/8/2012 9:25:00 AM)

    passion's yearnings the Poem screams of.... (Report) Reply










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