Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

641. Fordlandia 3/5/2017
642. Three Famous Guests En Plein Air 3/8/2017
643. Recycling 3/8/2017
644. Gloves 3/29/2017
645. Shoes(3) 3/29/2017
646. A Case For Cigarettes 3/29/2017
647. Deja Vu (2) 3/29/2017
648. Springtime Girls At Uni 3/29/2017
649. Comings & Goings 3/29/2017
650. Shades Of Grief 3/29/2017
651. Pink 3/29/2017
652. 8 English Poems (Comings & Goings) 3/29/2017
653. 8 Limericks In Scots 3/29/2017
654. Welcome In Scots To A New Born Child 3/29/2017
655. 11 Poems In Scots (Comings & Goings) 3/29/2017
656. Through The Glistening Eyes Of Flowers 4/1/2017
657. Smoke 4/1/2017
658. A Talk With A Tree 4/2/2017
659. Between The Cemetary & Macdonalds 4/2/2017
660. Today Marks The Battle Of Arras (April 9th-May 15th 1917) 4/9/2017
661. Death Dancers: The Gordons, Waterloo 4/9/2017
662. The Vampire Nocturne 4/9/2017
663. The Grand National 4/9/2017
664. Keening For Morven 4/19/2017
665. Visit To A Colliery: Pit Village, Beamish 4/30/2017
666. The Body Speaks 4/30/2017
667. Breath Of Life 4/30/2017
668. Byron's Waddin (Scots) 4/30/2017
669. What Is Scotland? 4/30/2017
670. Scots Poems From The Sanctuary Knocker 5/1/2017
671. At The Shrine Of St Cuthbert & The Venerable Bede 5/1/2017
672. English Poems From The Sanctuary Knocker 5/1/2017
673. Dracula's Fangs 6/10/2017
674. The Enigma Of The Shells 6/10/2017
675. Ghaist-Spikk 6/10/2017
676. Relics Of My Parents' Marriage 6/10/2017
677. The Neighbour 6/11/2017
678. A View Of Edinburgh Castle 6/25/2017
679. Winnie On A Swing 6/28/2017
680. At The National Museum Of Scotland 7/15/2017

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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