I do not love you…

To continue with poetry for Valentine’s Day…

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.

Until next time!



4 thoughts on “I do not love you…

  1. glenthefrog says:

    oh i love this poem by neruda. i’m looking for another poem by neruda.. it begins with this line or something like it “i do not love you as a salt rose or topaz…” you could probably help me out?

    • Diedré M. Blake says:

      Hi there! Neruda’s poetry is, indeed, amazing! The sonnet to which you have referred is love sonnet “XVII.” I have posted the original and a translation to your blog!

      Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂



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