Ode to My Socks
by Pablo Neruda
Ode to My Socks Resources
Check out everything you ever wanted to know about Neruda, but were afraid to ask.
Here's the Pablo Neruda Foundation, run by the poet's surviving family.
Maru Vargas de Mori was her husband, painter Camilo Mori's, muse. Check out this site to see his work.
The San Francisco Examiner claims they're not that bad…
These Spanish-speaking, subtitled socks, recite the poem.
Watch the action version of the poem here.
Robert Bly, the poet, talks about how Neruda inspires his work and reads "Ode to My Socks" starting around minute 25:00.
Listen to Neruda's famous, distinctive style as he reads the poem in Spanish.
Listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine read another one of Neruda's elemental odes, the "Ode to Salt."
Here's the cover of the first edition of Nuevas Odas Elementales in Spanish.
Here's a pic of the author.
Here's a photo of Maru Mori, the knitter herself.
Check out this portrait he painted of her.
Articles and Interviews
Here's an interview with the poet, originally conducted in French.
Neruda's childhood neighbor talks about the poet as a kid.
Even though he died almost 40 years ago, some still suspect that the author was poisoned as part of a military coup. The investigation continues…
This book has odes from all four of Neruda's books of odes, in both Spanish and English.
The original Spanish version of the poem is in this book.
Movies & TV
In this famous Italian movie, a postman learns to write love poetry for his girlfriend from Neruda himself.