"Ode to My Socks" is all about keeping it real. No getting lofty or snooty here—the topic at hand is socks, and don't you forget it! Instead of choosing his diamond-encrusted boxer shorts, the poet wrote about a pair of ordinary woolen socks, insisting on their simple beauty. This is in line with Neruda's mission to bring poetry to the common people by grounding it in everyday experiences.
Humility is #1! The poem "Ode to My Socks" puts forward humility as the most important human virtue.
Nice try, Neruda. In "Ode to My Socks," the speaker displays false humility in order to get in touch with a wider audience.