Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,038 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

481. The Fence 7/20/2014
482. Summer Pilgrimage 7/20/2014
483. Goat Steps 7/20/2014
484. Why Do I Write? 7/20/2014
485. Brothers 7/20/2014
486. Peripheral 7/20/2014
487. 27 English Poems, The Gargoyle Man 7/20/2014
488. The Pool Of Peace 8/12/2014
489. Fool's Gold, Belgium 2014 8/12/2014
490. At The Menin Gate, August 2014 8/12/2014
491. In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres) 2014 8/12/2014
492. Ypres,2014 8/12/2014
493. Netherton's Grieve (Scots) 1919 8/12/2014
494. Passchendaele 2014 8/12/2014
495. What I Learned At Passchendaele Museum 8/12/2014
496. Written In Flanders (2 Poems) 2014 8/12/2014
497. Shot At Dawn: (From Eye Witness Accounts) 8/12/2014
498. Warfare Canaries Museum Installation,2014 8/12/2014
499. Inside The Pod (Mri Scanner) 8/19/2014
500. At Stratford On Avon 7/20/2014
501. Shakespeare Revisited 7/20/2014
502. 15 Scots Poems From An Inside Job 10/13/2014
503. Grass The Leveller 10/13/2014
504. The Curate's Egg 10/13/2014
505. Blackpool In A Gale 10/26/2014
506. Like Tutankhamen 10/26/2014
507. Alternative Views Of Windermere 10/26/2014
508. Waiting For Mr Charon 10/26/2014
509. Byron (6th Baron Byron, George Gordon,1788-1824) 11/2/2014
510. The Day It Rained People 10/13/2014
511. Backdrop 10/13/2014
512. The Devil's Hiss 11/8/2014
513. The Poetry Lesson 11/9/2014
514. The Ghost Of Sigmund Freud 11/15/2014
515. Pier In A Gale 11/15/2014
516. Seaside Hotel, Off Season 11/15/2014
517. A Beard's For Life, Not Only For Movember 11/15/2014
518. Halloween (13) 11/15/2014
519. 10 Scots Poems From The Poetry Hat 12/18/2014
520. Death Of The Hares 12/18/2014

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

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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