In the Friendly Dark by Dennis Brutus*
to glide down streams
and planes of slanting air
to find your face, your throat
and the soft dark of your hair;
flesh lies snuggled in sheets
the brain, wrapped close in folds 10
of the still-blanketing night,
awaits the easy balm of dreams,
to find your mouth and your heart 15
and nest quietly there.
- Select quotes and explain each one for different figures of speech you've found. e.g. (metaphor, oxymoron, personification etc)
- Write about the central image in the poem.