Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

401. The Toad On The Rock's Opinion (21 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
402. Gallery Prints (15 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
403. Figurehead (11 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
404. The Barley Queen (18 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
405. Ferlies (38 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
406. The Lan O Tea & Tigers (17 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
407. Wittins (32 Scots Poems) 12/20/2013
408. Nelson Mandela 1918- 2013 12/22/2013
409. Pirrins And Magnus (7 English Poems Of Surveillance, Cats, Blueberries) 12/23/2013
410. Pirrins And Magnus (5 Scots Poems Thrawn Janet Et Al) 12/23/2013
411. Caledonian Anaconda (21 Scots Poems) 12/19/2013
412. Hae Ye Lain In A Barn On A Swatch O Hye? (Scots Poem) 12/28/2013
413. The Lost Soul 1/5/2014
414. Hare's Foot: 5 Scots Poems 1/6/2014
415. Hare 1/6/2014
416. Gliong Gliong: 4 Gaelic Poems With Translations 1/7/2014
417. Gliong Gliong: 7 Gaelic Poems & Translations 1/7/2014
418. Gliong Gliong: 3 Gaelic Poems With Transations 1/7/2014
419. Gliong Gliong: A Gaelic Poem With Translation 1/7/2014
420. Gliong Gliong: Gaelic Poems (Four) With Translations 1/7/2014
421. Flodden: Dialogue Of The Dead 1/29/2014
422. A Picnic In The Cemetery 2/24/2014
423. Moonlight 2/24/2014
424. Puning Palace, Chengde, China 2/24/2014
425. There Is Only One Human Story: It Ends In Leaving (For Manjusvara) 3/9/2014
426. Summer 3/13/2014
427. Morning In The Plaza 3/13/2014
428. Alexander Iii 3/15/2014
429. Twin In A Cyst 3/23/2014
430. A Junkie’s Mother Goes Walking Into Darkness 2/25/2014
431. Your Country Needs You 4/16/2014
432. Scots Owerset Of A Poem By Abraham Sutzkever 4/30/2014
433. Scots Owersets Of Poems By Miklós Radnóti 4/30/2014
434. Scots Owersets In Scots Of Poems By Tagaki Kyozo 4/30/2014
435. Four 5/1/2014
436. Scots Owersets Of Poems By Tagaki Kyozo 5/4/2014
437. Assessment Ward 5/4/2014
438. Biting Dust: Scots People Poems 5/4/2014
439. Biting Dust: English Poems Of Pandas, Panic, Love And Death 5/4/2014
440. The Cold Atlantic (Clearances) 5/14/2014

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


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

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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