Friday, September 3, 2010


you will know that I do and do not love you

just as life is of two minds,

a word is one wing of silence,

and fire is half made of ice.

I love you just so I can begin to love you,

to begin anew at the infinite

and to be able never to stop loving you;

For these reasons I do not love you yet.

I do and do not love you as if I held

in my hands the keys to every happiness

and an uncertain unhappy fate.

My love has two lifetimes to love you.

That's how I can love you when I don't,

and still love you when I do.

-- Rafael Campo

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