I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You: Pablo Neruda
Posted 15 August 2007on:
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 consumeMy heart with its cruel ray
Stealing my key to true calm.
In this part of the story I am the one who diesThe only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you,
Love, in fire and blood.
These were not the original set of caps I intended to post with this poem, but since I had a technical hiccup, which was entirely due to my lack of computer skills, I had time to reflect and firmly believe these words could have been written by and for Robert E Howard himself and the pictures seem hauntingly appropriate.