The Question and Answer section for Robert Frost: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I can't speak for you but I find literature brings me the experiences of people far greater than me. It also reminds me of the frailties inherit in humanity. It tells me about the great things human beings are capable of and the depravity...
The traveller comes to a fork in the road where he has to make a decision about which to take. The poem becomes an extended metaphor about the choices we make.
A Patch of Old Snow is eight lines long and broken into two stanzas.