Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,121 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

561. Anorexic 4/26/2015
562. The Ancestress 4/26/2015
563. Butterfly 4/26/2015
564. Greenhouse 4/26/2015
565. The Life I Wish I'D Lived 4/26/2015
566. In The Asylum 4/26/2015
567. Breakfast 4/26/2015
568. On The Farm With My Ancestors 4/26/2015
569. The Wound Man: In Memoriam, Dr J.D. Gomersall 4/26/2015
570. 19 English Poems From The Wound Man 4/26/2015
571. Nepalese Survivor 5/5/2015
572. Haiku (9) Written In Balquiddher Glen 6/14/2015
573. Charity 6/14/2015
574. Self-Portrait As A Landscape 6/14/2015
575. 7 Scots Owersetts Of Nepalese Poems 1/5/2016
576. Ebineezer Scrooge: A Scots Poem Version Of Charles Dickens 'a Xmas Carol' 1/5/2016
577. Caledonia 1/5/2016
578. 4 Poems By John Clare, Owersett Into Scots 1/5/2016
579. 11 Scots Poems From Flat Out 1/5/2016
580. Bridget Cleary 1/5/2016
581. Blue Whale Visits The Supermarket 2/7/2016
582. Made In China 2/7/2016
583. At The Conference For Scottish Inventions 2/8/2016
584. Canine Babel 2/8/2016
585. Names Of Minor Planets & Asteroids 2/8/2016
586. Marmaris-Aleppo 2/15/2016
587. The Farm-Wife's Wake 2/15/2016
588. Fit Kinda Cheil Wis Rabbie Burns? 3/1/2016
589. The Indian Lavatory Attendant 3/4/2016
590. The Lion Rampant 3/8/2016
591. Deaths, En Suite 3/8/2016
592. The Man-Hole Cover 3/11/2016
593. Cowan Bridge School 3/13/2016
594. Westminster Abbey 3/13/2016
595. 7 Scots Callander Haiku 3/14/2016
596. The Birthplace Of Herbert Hoover 3/15/2016
597. President Washington's Tale 3/15/2016
598. Bella Caledonia,50 Miles Up (Scots) 3/15/2016
599. The Witnessing; Scots Poems 3/16/2016
600. Scots Poems (Witnessing) 3/16/2016

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

Immigrant

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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Interlopers

Two tables along
From two Dutch lovers whispering
And a housemaid pushing a broom,
Three sparrows hoop round a menu.

A flea-bitten dog climbs onto a seat,
Not ordering,
Lolling abundantly.

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