Did you know the title of Frost’s first collection A Boy’s Will is an allusion to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem “My Lost Youth”?
“A boy’s will is the wind’s will,/
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.”
-the refrain from “My Lost Youth”. Read the whole thing at Poetry Foundation
CHECK OUT this fantastic article from the Colby archives on A Boy’s Will and Longfellow’s influence on Frost.