Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,546 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

361. Death And Demons, Twa Bs, The Telepathic Butcher’s Boy(15 Poems In Scots) 11/24/2013
362. Millennium Blues (28 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
363. Goosebumps For Beginners (17 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
364. Grey Matter (17 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
365. Walking In Blake’s Garden (18 Poems In Scots) 12/7/2013
366. In Faldy's Wood (18 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
367. Nest Of Tongues 12/7/2013
368. Peach Blossom Petals (13 Poems In Scots) 12/7/2013
369. Cleaning The Apostle Spoons (13 Poems In Scots) 12/7/2013
370. Steens (27 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
371. Matzevot: A Walk On The Face Of Gravestones (16 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
372. Hen Utopia (17 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
373. Bluid Kin (24 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
374. Thorgunna’s Curse (8 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
375. Census Matters (27 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
376. The Beserker (16 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
377. Moon Cakes And Hinney (21 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
378. The Heilanman's Sporran (35 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
379. North East Neuk (58 Poems In Scots) 11/27/2013
380. The Dule Tree (21 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
381. Winnlestrae: Cradlit, Coortit, Waddit, Kistit: (23 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
382. Queerieorrals (8 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
383. Diminishing Lines (17 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
384. A Visit To Planet Auschwitz (5 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
385. Hinkum-Clinkum (30 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
386. The Win & The Rain (10 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
387. Metamorphosis 62 (5 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
388. The Tower O Babel: Many Scots Owersetts From World Poets 12/10/2013
389. The Ship Of Fools (19 Poems In Scots) 12/10/2013
390. Stagwyse: 4 Scots Poems 12/10/2013
391. Death Of A Pope (30 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
392. Dead Mens' Whispers: (17 Scots Poems & Owersetts) 12/10/2013
393. The Wind's Nest: (24 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
394. The Hoose O The Cacklefart Hen: (23 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
395. On Brigid's Day (29 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
396. Pandora's Box (24 Poems In Scots) 12/10/2013
397. The Toad On The Rock's Opinion (21 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
398. Danse Macabre (22 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
399. Ferlies (38 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
400. The Lan O Tea & Tigers (17 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013

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 (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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Interlopers

Two tables along
From two Dutch lovers whispering
And a housemaid pushing a broom,
Three sparrows hoop round a menu.

A flea-bitten dog climbs onto a seat,
Not ordering,
Lolling abundantly.

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