Quiero Annabel ~ My hopes rose when I saw the title of Today's Poem: a rondel! I am not disappointed. At last, a really excellent poem in this slot.
I'm a friend through the mail of Gerardo Hernandez: one of your Five imprisoned Heroes. One of his poems I translated is on my page. I'm writing him a letter this weekend. I'm going to send him your poem. Can I give him a message from you?
During his stay in England, before the First World War, Frost became close to Edward Thomas, whom he encouraged to turn to poetry. When Thomas was wrestling with the decision to volunteer for active service, Frost (now back in America) sent him a copy of this newly-written poem, which helped Thomas make up his mind. He was killed at the battle of Arras in 1917. Many years later, Frost said that 'The Road Not Taken' was 'about a friend who had gone off to war, a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other'. See my poem about Edward Thomas, 'Roads To France'.