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 (7)

Wow very nice poem on India
Excellent Poem Sir…it’s our great country is perfect embodiment of it. Alternatively may I add ‘Diversity thro’ Unity’ Voted 10+ Ms. Nivedita UK
Profound perspective my friend!
Tastes differ, Views differ, Voices differ, Features differ, Persons differ, Thumb prints differ. Races differ, Castes differ, ....still it binds us that is the beauty of being different....10 read mine what happens if.......blood all over
powerful rhyming words in harmony with true concerns............
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