Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 5,789 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

361. The Human Guinea Pigs 11/10/2013
362. There Is Another Xmas 11/16/2013
363. Dragon Rikk & A Kenspeckle Creel (35 Scots Poems) 11/17/2013
364. The Spik O The Lan (46 Scots Poems) 11/20/2013
365. Death And Demons, Twa Bs, The Telepathic Butcher’s Boy(15 Poems In Scots) 11/24/2013
366. Millennium Blues (28 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
367. Goosebumps For Beginners (17 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
368. Grey Matter (17 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
369. Walking In Blake’s Garden (18 Poems In Scots) 12/7/2013
370. In Faldy's Wood (18 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
371. Nest Of Tongues 12/7/2013
372. Peach Blossom Petals (13 Poems In Scots) 12/7/2013
373. Cleaning The Apostle Spoons (13 Poems In Scots) 12/7/2013
374. Steens (27 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
375. Matzevot: A Walk On The Face Of Gravestones (16 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
376. Hen Utopia (17 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
377. Bluid Kin (24 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
378. Thorgunna’s Curse (8 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
379. Census Matters (27 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
380. The Beserker (16 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
381. Moon Cakes And Hinney (21 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
382. The Heilanman's Sporran (35 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
383. North East Neuk (58 Poems In Scots) 11/27/2013
384. The Dule Tree (21 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
385. Winnlestrae: Cradlit, Coortit, Waddit, Kistit: (23 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
386. Queerieorrals (8 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
387. Diminishing Lines (17 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
388. Hinkum-Clinkum (30 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
389. The Win & The Rain (10 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
390. Metamorphosis 62 (5 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
391. The Tower O Babel: Many Scots Owersetts From World Poets 12/10/2013
392. The Ship Of Fools (19 Poems In Scots) 12/10/2013
393. Stagwyse: 4 Scots Poems 12/10/2013
394. A Visit To Planet Auschwitz (5 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
395. Death Of A Pope (30 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
396. Dead Mens' Whispers: (17 Scots Poems & Owersetts) 12/10/2013
397. The Wind's Nest: (24 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
398. The Hoose O The Cacklefart Hen: (23 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
399. Danse Macabre (22 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
400. On Brigid's Day (29 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013

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 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

Immigrant

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 ...

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A Dip In The Pool

There is no luxury like water,
Blue as the Hope Diamond.

Land rules cease to apply,
Are firmly marooned on shore.

The peace dove's dropped its feathers Just for me.
The pool receives me kindly Asks no questions
Makes no assumptions Demands no entry fee.

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