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Sonnet LXVI: I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

-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.
Read rest of poem at All Poetry
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Read Hannah DesChamp’s letter to Pablo Neruda about this poem.  It won an honor award in the Library of Congress Letters About Literature contest, 2015. 
An excerpt from the letter:
As a kid, everyone has confused feelings towards their family. My feelings towards my family are complicated and sometimes terrible. I have always felt isolated and guilty about my relationship with my mom and dad, until I came across your poem, “I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You”.
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Read more poems by Pablo Neruda 
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