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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Michael Gale Michael Gale (5/17/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    Good poem, for assuredly read by many others, out there in reader land! :) (Report) Reply

  • Zoila T. Flores Zoila T. Flores (5/13/2015 12:14:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorite ones. (Report) Reply

  • Azad Bongobasi Azad Bongobasi (4/16/2015 1:54:00 AM)

    well (Report) Reply

  • Rakhi Jayashankar (4/8/2015 8:42:00 AM)

    his talent is unimaginable
    in 70s he was able to set a new trend
    poems need not necessarily use huge vocabulary to convey the thought
    simplicity itself gave music to his poetry (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/29/2015 11:58:00 AM)

    Neruda has always been inscrutable. I loved him first for his association with Che Guevara and the revolutions in Latin America. It was then that I began reading his love poetry, which, I don't claim I understand. But, there is a lot of beauty and burning passion in his love poems. This one is just another example of how he can weave words and emotions and leave the reader in awe. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/12/2015 10:50:00 PM)

    The poem which is a sonnet of 4-4-3-3 originally composed in Spanish and it is better than the translation..this sonnet is about one sided love.. a mental picture..try to hate - start loving, poem has painted by the poet in the way to swoon very nice poem Peace be with him (Report) Reply

    Rakhi Jayashankar (4/8/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    thank you for sharing your. valuable information about poetry

  • Samar Shekhar Samar Shekhar (11/4/2014 4:04:00 AM)

    its so beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Sagnik Chakraborty Sagnik Chakraborty (10/11/2014 9:48:00 AM)

    Extremely passionate about love and its different aspects, that's what Neruda is always; life a flame. Reading him in original Spanish is much more enriching though, as some ideas can get lost in translation. Juan Ramon Jimenez and Pablo Neruda can be two of the countless reasons for learning the beautiful language they wrote in. (Report) Reply

  • Fabiana Felipe (10/2/2014 2:38:00 PM)

    I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/25/2014 9:39:00 AM)

    great poem from the great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Evy-joy Rendon Evy-joy Rendon (5/6/2014 3:22:00 AM)

    but still the love is in your right...wow... (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee Primrose Tee (5/5/2014 5:06:00 AM)

    simply put..i will always love you (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/27/2014 5:04:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 1:03:00 AM)

    ....a poem with a confusing title...after reading you find the poet is resigned to his fate....he knows
    even though the person isn't perfect....he still loves....a wonderful write... (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 7:30:00 AM)

    Love complications that color the world (Report) Reply










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