Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

561. Liverpool/ Shanghai 8/3/2015
562. Concerto On A Buchan Farm (Fadlydyke, New Deer) 8/6/2015
563. Slave-Boy 8/8/2015
564. The Evil That Men Do (Scots Owersetts & Poems) 8/25/2015
565. Deva Victrix 8/25/2015
566. Baby Boomers (2 Poems) 2015 8/25/2015
567. The Dancing Tree 9/8/2015
568. 10 Scots Songs From The Speerit Hoose 10/29/2015
569. On Inviting Lord Byron Over For Nibbles At 8pm 10/29/2015
570. The Brotherhood Of Trees 10/29/2015
571. Highways 10/29/2015
572. The Lipstick's Muse 10/29/2015
573. I Am An Image In A Ball Of Glass 10/29/2015
574. Waiting For The Snail 10/29/2015
575. Once 10/29/2015
576. Strange Encounters 10/29/2015
577. Sloth 10/29/2015
578. 20 English Poems From The Speerit Hoose 10/29/2015
579. The Six Thinking Hats 12/25/2015
580. 7 Scots Owersetts Of Nepalese Poems 1/5/2016
581. Ebineezer Scrooge: A Scots Poem Version Of Charles Dickens 'a Xmas Carol' 1/5/2016
582. Caledonia 1/5/2016
583. 4 Poems By John Clare, Owersett Into Scots 1/5/2016
584. 11 Scots Poems From Flat Out 1/5/2016
585. Bridget Cleary 1/5/2016
586. Blue Whale Visits The Supermarket 2/7/2016
587. Made In China 2/7/2016
588. At The Conference For Scottish Inventions 2/8/2016
589. Canine Babel 2/8/2016
590. Names Of Minor Planets & Asteroids 2/8/2016
591. Marmaris-Aleppo 2/15/2016
592. The Farm-Wife's Wake 2/15/2016
593. Fit Kinda Cheil Wis Rabbie Burns? 3/1/2016
594. The Indian Lavatory Attendant 3/4/2016
595. The Lion Rampant 3/8/2016
596. Deaths, En Suite 3/8/2016
597. The Man-Hole Cover 3/11/2016
598. Cowan Bridge School 3/13/2016
599. Westminster Abbey 3/13/2016
600. 7 Scots Callander Haiku 3/14/2016

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


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

Wolf Prints

I write in a cold climate.
There may be a moon,
There may not. There may be snow,
There may not.
I write from need, from no-need.
I write from joy from no-joy.
My words are stones,
Skimming ancient water.
Finned poems,

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