Just…love!


Even this year, Valentines has arrived… I decided to post two poems about love of two wonderful poets…

Happy Valentine!🙂

Rosa

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“Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You” by P. 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

                                                                                             ******* 

“Odi et amo” by Gaio Valerio Catullo

Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.”

This is an English translation:

“I hate and I love. How can I explain this apparent contradiction?I cannot, I can only feel it, and I am in agony.”

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