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…..
Read the poem in full by clicking here…
I have always found the way Neruda expressed both passion and sadness through his poetry to be unparalleled.
I cannot pick just one of his poems as a favorite, but this one is among my top five. I do prefer to read his verses in Spanish, as I find there is just something lost in translation but reading them in English you can still get the effect of the beauty and pain of his words.
In this one I like the way he moves from love to hate. When you think about, it there is a fine line between the two.
Enjoy your week 🙂
I took the photo above with my Samsung Galaxy S5. Nothing from this post is available for download.