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
My heart moves from cold to fire.

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.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

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.

by Pablo Neruda

Comments (383)

i feel like a panic room, but do i deeply hate you
Can you find a male narrator to read these poems- or avoid auto-starting the narration when someone comes to read them?
death is dead.. living is life.. have a wonderful life..hope all is okay.
What happened to the other 11 months? Groucho Marx.. make love to a woman
its so romatic poem, this is my favorite and i love this poem, its relating my story of my life
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