Observations placeholder

Neruda, Pablo - I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You



Type of Spiritual Experience


Painting by Rex Whistler

A description of the experience

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

poet 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.

The source of the experience

Neruda, Pablo

Concepts, symbols and science items



Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Making love