My four-year-old self scoring into the sheeny black
layer to reveal the whole pea feather rainbow shell
from the crayon tin; the metrics of fibres colouring-in
the spacings, which would only iridesce if I could crouch,
tilt head, retreat, move in – a courtship of angles
between Kali and Krishna; a lens shift on the coppery gods.
Erin Halliday lives in Northern Ireland. Her pamphlet Chrysalis (Templar 2012) was followed by her first collection Pharmakon (Templar 2015). An Arts Council award has recently enabled her to complete the manuscript for her second collection. She is the 2016 Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary awardee.