Day 157--"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.

 

 

By Pablo Neruda

and I have no idea who translated it?

 

I probably shouldn't be this comfortable with baring as much skin as I have as of late. I guess it just describes how I'm feeling these days.

 

3/19/09

 

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Taken on March 19, 2009
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