P&P Thursday: Pablo Neruda

I’m experimenting with something new, and we’ll see how long it lasts. I want to try to do a weekly post that is a photograph (something I’ve taken) along with a poem. So P&P Thursday today…here’s a photo of clouds in Agua Prieta, Mexico (for some reason, if there is a God, I would imagine him/her reaching to the earth in a similar fashion), and a poem by Pablo Neruda.

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

by Pablo Neruda

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.


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3 thoughts on “P&P Thursday: Pablo Neruda”

  1. I went to his house at Isla Negra in Chile! It’s outside of Valparaiso and is absolutely beautiful! It’s shaped like a boat because he loved the ocean but got terribly seasick. But the ocean views are to die for!

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