Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,231 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

1. Wolf Prints 6/14/2009
2. Show Me Your Shining Teeth 6/14/2009
3. Diving For Poems Dhanakosa, Balquidder 6/14/2009
4. A Dip In The Pool 6/14/2009
5. The Heron 6/14/2009
6. Homage To The Ancestors 6/14/2009
7. Barley 6/14/2009
8. Birthday 6/14/2009
9. Learning Curve 6/14/2009
10. Old Woman 6/14/2009
11. The Dying Room 6/14/2009
12. Scraps From A Wedding Album 6/14/2009
13. Leftovers 6/14/2009
14. Waterbabes 6/14/2009
15. Lazarus 6/14/2009
16. Earth 6/14/2009
17. Hugo 6/14/2009
18. Conference Of The Snails 6/14/2009
19. Spider 6/14/2009
20. Goat 6/14/2009
21. New Deer Sheep 6/14/2009
22. Journey To The Amitobha Buddha, Forres 6/14/2009
23. The Light-House Keeper's Sighting 6/14/2009
24. Gull 6/14/2009
25. Horse 6/14/2009
26. Persley Walled Garden 6/14/2009
27. Jacob's Ladder 6/14/2009
28. Jacob's Ladder, Sidmouth, Noon 6/14/2009
29. The Artist's Store 6/14/2009
30. Sea-Washed 6/14/2009
31. Pebbles, Waves, Gulls 6/14/2009
32. The Marriage Of Blue And Yellow 6/14/2009
33. Wedding Party 6/14/2009
34. Moon 6/14/2009
35. Fridge 6/14/2009
36. The Prosthesis Speaks 6/14/2009
37. Moustaches 6/14/2009
38. Orange 6/14/2009
39. The Hiccupping Directory 6/14/2009
40. Washing 6/14/2009

Comments about Sheena Blackhall

  • Tom Billsborough (4/30/2017 5:29:00 AM)

    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 (2/2/2015 9:38:00 AM)

    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! !

  • Richard Beevor (5/7/2014 4:19:00 PM)

    Hi Sheena, love the rabbits first snow, a lovely poem, hope I can achieve such a standard one day

  • Sally Evans (6/20/2011 6:28:00 PM)

    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

  • Sally Evans (6/20/2011 6:25:00 PM)

    Fantastic poet in Aberdeenshire Scots and English, terrific poems: -)

Best Poem of Sheena Blackhall


I can't imagine dying in this land.
The neighbours here have doors graffiti-red
‘Why are you brown? ' another pupil asked
‘I think because my folks are brown, ' I said

Out on our landing, someone's dumped a bed
I dream in Hindi. I don't understand
The baby words in English in my school book
At games, or dancing, no one takes my hand

I miss the smells of curry, frangipani,
The steaming chai at Delhi's teeming stalls
The cooking fires. I even miss the sewers
The thieving monkeys with their chattering calls

I miss the temple incense, the bright ...

Read the full of Immigrant

Wolf Prints

I write in a cold climate.
There may be a moon,
There may not. There may be snow,
There may not.
I write from need, from no-need.
I write from joy from no-joy.
My words are stones,
Skimming ancient water.
Finned poems,

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