Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 5,467 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

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

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 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


Two tables along
From two Dutch lovers whispering
And a housemaid pushing a broom,
Three sparrows hoop round a menu.

A flea-bitten dog climbs onto a seat,
Not ordering,
Lolling abundantly.

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