The poem starts by describing a few things in nature like woods (or forest), fallen leaves during the autumn season. The wood has a path diverging into two which the poet come across. The poet talks about which road to choose. The choice of roads connects to the human situation where people have to make decisions in life and can't come back to the same point in life or know what the future will be on taking a certain decision. This is a dilemma that people face regularly in life. Sometimes one decision leads to another and so it is impossible to retrace your steps.