Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,740 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

441. If I Was A Wealthy Man 5/19/2014
442. At The Edge 5/19/2014
443. Scots Owersets Of Poems By Tagaki Kyozo 5/4/2014
444. Assessment Ward 5/4/2014
445. The Narcissist 5/21/2014
446. Buddha's Strawberry 5/21/2014
447. The Migration Of Mother’s Clothes 5/21/2014
448. Queen Elizabeth's Letter Bearer 1597 6/2/2014
449. The Killing Of George Cornell 6/2/2014
450. The Small Blue Tree 6/2/2014
451. That Telling Look 6/2/2014
452. Hats 6/2/2014
453. Man On The Bus 6/2/2014
454. Constellation Of Innocence 6/2/2014
455. Old Age Is Not For Jessies 6/2/2014
456. Half Empty/Half Full 6/2/2014
457. The Heron (2) 6/2/2014
458. 14 Poems From The Housewife's Dream 6/2/2014
459. I Had A Colonoscopy 6/13/2014
460. Thoughts On A Medicine Walk 6/29/2014
461. Solstice Fire 6/29/2014
462. 14 Scots Poems From The Gargoyle Man 7/18/2014
463. A Walk In The Woods 7/18/2014
464. Walking In Woods 7/18/2014
465. At The Graves (1914-1918) 7/20/2014
466. Traffic Jam/Manana 7/20/2014
467. Swimming Pool 7/20/2014
468. The Lodgers 7/20/2014
469. Lines In A Greenwood 7/20/2014
470. An Ode Of Plant Names 6/29/2014
471. May All That's Hurt Be Whole 6/29/2014
472. The Alchemist 6/29/2014
473. The Man Who Refurbished Gargoyles 6/29/2014
474. Surrender 6/29/2014
475. The Queen Of The Frost 6/29/2014
476. The God Of Hate 7/17/2014
477. Basket Weaver Of Ludlow 7/20/2014
478. Fitting The Moment/Bolton Wanderers(The Trotters Versus Raith Rovers) 7/20/2014
479. Peripheral 7/20/2014
480. 27 English Poems, The Gargoyle Man 7/20/2014

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 (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

Growing Down

I loved to hear him gasp with scared delight
Safe in my grasp, as we slid down the peat
Between the fir tree branches, low with cones
Close to the thundering Falls on angled feet

His tumbled toddler knees were brown with bark
Behind my skirts, he’d bounce and wave for fun
A wingless fledgling, golden in the light
Greeting the waters haloed by the sun

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