Sheena Blackhall

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Sheena Blackhall is a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer and storyteller in North East Scotland. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University's Elphinstone Institute.She has published four Scots novellas, fourteen short story collections and over 100 poetry collections, some of which are listed here (mo ...
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Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems)
In Memory of Sylvia Plath Hughes

The Black Prince of Paradise brought you to this place,
Where Cromwell's Ironsides were bread and buttered,
2 Prison Poems
The Cat o Nine Tails
Stretched on a frame in the bathhouse
Ankles and wrists lashed hard
Rab the cat was sentenced
The Address Remembers
The door remembers
the layers of bottle green paint
the brass-bulled letterbox
the glittering granite steps
Emigration Stone
Great grandfather stood like a stone
As the ship crossed the horizon
To dropp off the world as he knew it
His shovel beard, his barrel chest
Views From A Window
Please don't disturb the crane fly on the window
She is watching a leaf dance solo in autumn's ballet

Bitten by the cold, a grey dog soft as wormwood


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The Muse 11 November 2019
The poetry of the 9 muses was remarkable.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 December 2018
On behalf of all fellow poets in Poem Hunter Family and our Mahakul Family we offer a title of honour to poetess Sheena Blackhall born on 18/8/1947 in Aberdeen as, 'Diligent Dignitary.' This title is offered her due to her long-time perseverance and valuable contribution to the world literature. Since 1984 to 2014 she has published many precious books and till date she has written many beneficial poems. From today onward she will be known as, 'Diligent Dignitary Sheena Blackhall'
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Lebohang Mzabilizo 27 July 2018
I like your poet very much Thank you
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Tom Billsborough 30 April 2017
Sheena is in my view one of the truly outstanding poets on Poem Hunter. The depth of her emotions and the power of her language constantly startle me. A great poet for the Granite City.
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Peter Evans 02 February 2015
Hi Sheena, We produce the local village newsletter for Portknockie, 'The K'nocker', and have reproduced many Doric poems in our editions. Unfortunately, our resident poet, Ian Mair, has just passed away, and we wondered if you would allow us to reproduce some of your poems. The one I'm looking at right now is 'The Check-Oot Quine's Lament.' Great poem! !
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Richard Beevor 07 May 2014
Hi Sheena, love the rabbits first snow, a lovely poem, hope I can achieve such a standard one day
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Sally Evans 20 June 2011
just wanted to say what a fantastic poet Sheena Blackhall is, in Aberdeensire Scots and English. Dont actually know whether my comment went in, as I am new to this amazing site
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Sally Evans 20 June 2011
Fantastic poet in Aberdeenshire Scots and English, terrific poems: -)
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