Day 157--"I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You"

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    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

    1. JigglyPuff13 73 months ago | reply

      interesting shot...I love Neruda...great!

    2. Madilyn Peiper 73 months ago | reply

      Neruda is made of magic

    3. alyleighcarter 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called BareSkin, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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