Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,611 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

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

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Baby Boomer Blues
My teeth fall out like Autumn apples
I have a dormouse need for sleep
My hair is greying, veins are gnarling
The smallest slope is Eiger steep
Where once I ran, I jumped, I grumbled
Now I shuffle, creak and creak

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