Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,034 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

601. Cowan Bridge School 3/13/2016
602. Westminster Abbey 3/13/2016
603. 7 Scots Callander Haiku 3/14/2016
604. The Birthplace Of Herbert Hoover 3/15/2016
605. President Washington's Tale 3/15/2016
606. Bella Caledonia,50 Miles Up (Scots) 3/15/2016
607. The Witnessing; Scots Poems 3/16/2016
608. Scots Poems (Witnessing) 3/16/2016
609. English Poems (The Witnessing) 3/16/2016
610. I Spent An Hour With Sylvia Plath 3/21/2016
611. Around The World In Terza Rima 3/27/2016
612. The Maggie Centre Aberdeen 2/15/2017
613. One Day Soon 2/15/2017
614. Siskins 2/15/2017
615. Broughtyferry Youth Assaulted Barman With A Gannet 2/15/2017
616. 4 English Poems From Thursdays 2/15/2017
617. The Ravens In The Tower 2/19/2017
618. Fordlandia 3/5/2017
619. Three Famous Guests En Plein Air 3/8/2017
620. Recycling 3/8/2017
621. Gloves 3/29/2017
622. Shoes(3) 3/29/2017
623. A Case For Cigarettes 3/29/2017
624. Deja Vu (2) 3/29/2017
625. Springtime Girls At Uni 3/29/2017
626. Comings & Goings 3/29/2017
627. Shades Of Grief 3/29/2017
628. Pink 3/29/2017
629. 8 English Poems (Comings & Goings) 3/29/2017
630. 8 Limericks In Scots 3/29/2017
631. Welcome In Scots To A New Born Child 3/29/2017
632. 11 Poems In Scots (Comings & Goings) 3/29/2017
633. Through The Glistening Eyes Of Flowers 4/1/2017
634. Smoke 4/1/2017
635. A Talk With A Tree 4/2/2017
636. Between The Cemetary & Macdonalds 4/2/2017
637. Today Marks The Battle Of Arras (April 9th-May 15th 1917) 4/9/2017
638. Death Dancers: The Gordons, Waterloo 4/9/2017
639. The Vampire Nocturne 4/9/2017
640. The Grand National 4/9/2017

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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