Longing – a short poem

14 October 2007

5 Comments to “Longing – a short poem”

  1. awesome!

    reminded me of Pablo Neruda’s poem.

    posting here first four lines of his poem
    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.

  2. An interesting insight into the roller coaster that human emotions often can be… :)

  3. Simply heartrending! It wrenches out your very soul with that last line: “I now love longing for you more
    than I love you”

    What a pity that I can read but the translation ; though I can imagine the glory of the original!

  4. It’s like a celebration of the paradoxical joy of pain.

    “Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?” – (The Prophet) Kahlil Gibran

  5. Short and beautiful. Good translation as well.

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