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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  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Liz Thaugally (12/27/2011 8:39:00 PM)

    A great poem transcends barriers of translation- and this is a great poem from on eof my favourite poets. I feel the rise and fall of his words like my own beating heart, I read and feel the words pulse in my veins. I almost hear his voice and in hearing in my mind, my heart skips beats, much like being in love. this is the masterful power that a great poet has. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Judith Furedi (12/26/2011 11:54:00 AM)

    I love Neruda. But this is not one of his top poems. Still, its excellent. All of his poems sound best in his native Spanish - but some sound as good in English - when in the hands of the right translator. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie iruuka Blackheart (12/19/2011 11:55:00 AM)

    I have read this poem numerous times and it never gets old...its becasue of great poems like thsi i was inspired to start writing...if anyone could please look in the search box for Iruuka Blackheart and read the poems that he has posted of rhe nd i are one and the same (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sylva Portoian (11/4/2011 4:21:00 PM)

    It is true
    We change
    Through our life
    Through Our live
    We change
    Knowingly
    Unknowingly
    We change
    Till we reach an age
    We no longer can change
    Love becomes static
    And that moment...
    Was real Love and True... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jt Kaniarz (10/31/2011 9:48:00 AM)

    I dont know what to say to such and emotional poem that speaks from someone who knows fealings far beyond others can imagine your poems speaks to those who love but cannot explain to those who wish but are affraid to admit I love your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ryan Walker (10/11/2011 6:31:00 PM)

    'Because I love you in fire and Blood.' Such vivid and powerful words. I love you because I love you. Neruda does a great job of painting those emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bianca Whinfield (4/26/2011 3:59:00 AM)

    This poem reminds me of the song, 'Breakeven' by the The Script.....I love that song....When a heart breaks, it doesn't break even.....It surely feels like you're dying alone.....Nice poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Abraham Bravo (2/9/2011 11:01:00 AM)

    I really have to say that i dearly like the poem. It emphasize more of a broken heart that has a love which die not. Loving till the age of doom. What a precious love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Abraham Bravo (2/9/2011 11:00:00 AM)

    I really have to say that i dearly like the poem. It emphasize more of a broken heart that has a love which die not. Loving till the age of doom. What a precious love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kayla Joubert (11/24/2010 8:40:00 AM)

    isn't it weird how we all think of one person whan reading this type of poetry and breaks our hearts every time? (Report) Reply

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