Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

641. Keening For Morven 4/19/2017
642. Visit To A Colliery: Pit Village, Beamish 4/30/2017
643. The Body Speaks 4/30/2017
644. Breath Of Life 4/30/2017
645. Byron's Waddin (Scots) 4/30/2017
646. What Is Scotland? 4/30/2017
647. Scots Poems From The Sanctuary Knocker 5/1/2017
648. At The Shrine Of St Cuthbert & The Venerable Bede 5/1/2017
649. English Poems From The Sanctuary Knocker 5/1/2017
650. Dracula's Fangs 6/10/2017
651. The Enigma Of The Shells 6/10/2017
652. Ghaist-Spikk 6/10/2017
653. Relics Of My Parents' Marriage 6/10/2017
654. The Neighbour 6/11/2017
655. A View Of Edinburgh Castle 6/25/2017
656. Winnie On A Swing 6/28/2017
657. At The National Museum Of Scotland 7/15/2017
658. The Scottish Parliament (In Scots) 7/15/2017
659. The Millennium Clock (In Scots) 7/15/2017
660. Auld Reekie's Ghaists (Scots) 7/16/2017
661. The Palace Of Holyrood 7/16/2017
662. The Grenfell Disaster (Based On Eyewitness Accounts) 7/22/2017
663. Win-Blawn (Poems In Scots) 7/29/2017
664. Win-Blawn (Poems In England) 7/29/2017
665. The Alphabet Of Life 8/19/2017
666. The Earthquake 8/19/2017
667. Old Age 8/19/2017
668. Old School Ties 8/19/2017
669. Scotland's Gulag: Peterhead Prison 1987 8/20/2017
670. Time Warp: 1897-2017 9/5/2017
671. Bird Strike 9/5/2017
672. Split Second 9/5/2017
673. Field Furniture 9/5/2017
674. 2 Poems Of Childhood 9/6/2017
675. The Celestial Bed (1780s) 9/10/2017
676. Dia De Los Muertos 9/10/2017
677. Caribbean Paradise 9/10/2017
678. New Deer Concerto 10/1/2017
679. Upper Class At Bay: Grayson Perry's Rakewells 4/9/2016
680. Scots Poems From Terzarima 4/23/2016

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

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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