Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,677 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

521. The Ghost Of Sigmund Freud 11/15/2014
522. Old Woman Blues 12/30/2014
523. The Unknown Warrior 1/2/2015
524. Caledonia Remembers 1/4/2015
525. 23 Poems In Scots From The Wound Man 4/26/2015
526. The Tenants Of Barton's End Farmhouse 4/26/2015
527. St Michael's Church, Betws-Y-Coed 4/26/2015
528. Morwydd: The Mulberry Trees 4/26/2015
529. Gassed Ww1 4/26/2015
530. The King From The Car Park, Richard Iii 4/26/2015
531. Two Hookers: Siobhan & Courtney (Inspired By A Watercolour) 4/26/2015
532. Walking To Music 4/26/2015
533. Masks 4/26/2015
534. Anorexic 4/26/2015
535. The Ancestress 4/26/2015
536. Butterfly 4/26/2015
537. Greenhouse 4/26/2015
538. The Life I Wish I'D Lived 4/26/2015
539. In The Asylum 4/26/2015
540. Breakfast 4/26/2015
541. On The Farm With My Ancestors 4/26/2015
542. The Wound Man: In Memoriam, Dr J.D. Gomersall 4/26/2015
543. 19 English Poems From The Wound Man 4/26/2015
544. Nepalese Survivor 5/5/2015
545. Haiku (9) Written In Balquiddher Glen 6/14/2015
546. Charity 6/14/2015
547. Self-Portrait As A Landscape 6/14/2015
548. 10 Scots Poems From The Burnin Buss 6/21/2015
549. 32 English Poems From The Cloud Collector 6/21/2015
550. Francis Bacon’s Studio 7/13/2015
551. Dublin 7/14/2015
552. Flashback (Barn Door Fadlydyke) 7/14/2015
553. The Irish Famine 7/16/2015
554. Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 7/18/2015
555. Kilmainham Jail (1796-1924) 7/19/2015
556. Scots Poems From Flashback 7/22/2015
557. Summer Holiday 7/22/2015
558. Three Poems From Erin's Isle 7/22/2015
559. George Harrison (1943-2001) (Minor Planet 4149harrison) 8/1/2015
560. John Lennon (1940-1980) 8/1/2015

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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