Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,698 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

601. Scots Poems (Witnessing) 3/16/2016
602. English Poems (The Witnessing) 3/16/2016
603. I Spent An Hour With Sylvia Plath 3/21/2016
604. Around The World In Terza Rima 3/27/2016
605. Upper Class At Bay: Grayson Perry's Rakewells 4/9/2016
606. Scots Poems From Terzarima 4/23/2016
607. Terminal 4/23/2016
608. Letting Rip, Knock 4/23/2016
609. Gabh Mo Leith Sceal/Excuse Me 4/23/2016
610. At Knock Basilica: Place Of The Vision 4/23/2016
611. Birth Of A Calf 4/23/2016
612. Old Woman Blues Et Al (Terzarima Pamphlet) 4/23/2016
613. An Old Woman Reflects 6/26/2016
614. The Gowk Bird (Scots Cuckoo) 7/6/2016
615. 25+ Scots Poems (Death Of A Tadpole) 7/6/2016
616. Leonardo Da Vinci 7/6/2016
617. Facts You Never Knew About Piero Di Cosimo 7/6/2016
618. I Feel Your Absence 7/6/2016
619. Doing It Anyway 7/6/2016
620. And Then The Weather Broke 7/6/2016
621. Cromwell's Nose 7/6/2016
622. The Cough: Inspired By 'the Limp' By Ananda (Stephen Parr) 7/6/2016
623. I Wandered Lonely As A Frog 7/6/2016
624. Porridge 7/6/2016
625. Folk Of The Cherokee Nation 7/6/2016
626. Missionary Soup 7/6/2016
627. Scots Version Of A Poem By Nguyen Tan Hieu 7/6/2016
628. Sybil (From A 19th Century Headstone) 7/6/2016
629. Jane Eyre And Mr Rochester 7/6/2016
630. Battlefield Casualty 7/6/2016
631. On The Fells 7/6/2016
632. Psalm Of The Old Woman 7/6/2016
633. Old Woman Blues 12/30/2014
634. The Unknown Warrior 1/2/2015
635. Caledonia Remembers 1/4/2015
636. 35 English Poems From Death Of A Tadpole 7/6/2016
637. Pièta 7/23/2016
638. Requiem For My Son 7/23/2016
639. The Wake 8/10/2016
640. Are You Planning A Funeral? 8/10/2016

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

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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