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 (84)

Love that Wild Stream By The Eternity- - - Love is eternal____Love never follows foot prints of narrow endings.It is unselfish- -It fills the heart with unending hope and bliss.Thanks for sharing the wonderful piece of poem.
Silence mystery, love, redemption, emancipated, deliverance, and eternity! Those are all glorious words of hope, into this poem, along with others! Well done, Dr Subhendu!
A deep moving poem with excellent word choices. Thanks for sharing.
Wild sream of eternity, consisting of joy and serenity, Full of alluring charm, carries the world in it's arm. Hit
beautifully written with depth of feelings and emotions very well penned, , graet write in poetry, , , blessings...Cecil
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