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