Possibly it is because his poetry is so basic that the critics can't accept it as such and continue to seek some dark and hidden meaning, and as a result sometimes distort the real meaning.
Frost writes lyrics, fantasies, and character portrayals and always uses meter.
He has an excellent power of creating characters that fairly breathe because of their superb characterization.
In his lyrics and fantasies Frost also shows his keen human interest, for he is sad to find deserted houses and any lessening of the population.
Ironically, Frost uses the word "blight" inferring the heal-all's backward influence, such as if aloe were to cause an infection.
Frost again uses irony proclaiming that these characters are "[m]ixed ready to begin the morning right" (5), as though they are part of a balanced breakfast,' a ritualistic practice which ensues good health.
The simile in which the speaker describes the moth, "[l]ike a white piece of satin cloth" (3), refers to a piece of a torn wedding dress, symbolizing the vulnerability of things considered to be holy, such as holy matrimony.
Frost designates the spider, heal-all, and moth as "[a]ssorted characters of death and blight" (4), suggesting that all three had a part in the moth's fatality.
Robert Frost's Design Robert Frost outlines an ironic and disturbing situation involving a flower, a spider, and a moth in his poem "Design".
The poem's text suggests the possibility of an absence of a god, but does no more than simply beg the question, for Frost's speaker does not offer the answer.