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Pablo Neruda

(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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mia Persson (2/23/2012 5:42:00 AM)

    Personally I prefer his poems in his original language. This was originally meant to be a sonnet, and is now a deformed sonnet with the wrong metric system. Anyway, still very beautiful, as always, Pablo Neruda. (Report) Reply

  • Somsubhro Ghosh (2/17/2012 1:04:00 AM)

    Lovable love poem.......
    After I read it I am awe stricken with the fact that these days we have almost lost love in matter, but some day all matter will sublime and then we will all realize that it is only love that will continue prevailing... (Report) Reply

  • Arun Krishnan (2/11/2012 8:18:00 AM)

    wish to have the flow of those words in the mind and be drowned in them... so lovely the words the it just sweeps you off your feet.. just like a river raft on a rapid it flows.. enlightening the brain with adrenalin rush... emotions are met to heights unknown.. (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Buckley (1/24/2012 1:17:00 PM)

    How does such a blowhard achieve the reputation as a great poet? I suppose there must be much lost in translation.... Love, love, love.... bla bla bla (Report) Reply

  • Okaba Mark (1/23/2012 10:54:00 AM)

    Its an amazing poem!
    O hw it makes me rflect,
    rflect d vry moment wen I first,
    first conceiv wat man calls love.
    Bt d words indid cudnt com 2 tell ha,
    2 tel ha dat if I hate ha it shd b bcuz,
    Bcuz I cudnt tel ha 'I luv u' (Report) Reply

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