Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 4,997 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

681. Scots Poems From Terzarima 4/23/2016
682. Terminal 4/23/2016
683. Letting Rip, Knock 4/23/2016
684. Gabh Mo Leith Sceal/Excuse Me 4/23/2016
685. At Knock Basilica: Place Of The Vision 4/23/2016
686. Birth Of A Calf 4/23/2016
687. Old Woman Blues Et Al (Terzarima Pamphlet) 4/23/2016
688. An Old Woman Reflects 6/26/2016
689. The Gowk Bird (Scots Cuckoo) 7/6/2016
690. 25+ Scots Poems (Death Of A Tadpole) 7/6/2016
691. Leonardo Da Vinci 7/6/2016
692. Facts You Never Knew About Piero Di Cosimo 7/6/2016
693. I Feel Your Absence 7/6/2016
694. Doing It Anyway 7/6/2016
695. And Then The Weather Broke 7/6/2016
696. Cromwell's Nose 7/6/2016
697. The Cough: Inspired By 'the Limp' By Ananda (Stephen Parr) 7/6/2016
698. I Wandered Lonely As A Frog 7/6/2016
699. Porridge 7/6/2016
700. Folk Of The Cherokee Nation 7/6/2016
701. Missionary Soup 7/6/2016
702. Scots Version Of A Poem By Nguyen Tan Hieu 7/6/2016
703. Sybil (From A 19th Century Headstone) 7/6/2016
704. Jane Eyre And Mr Rochester 7/6/2016
705. Battlefield Casualty 7/6/2016
706. On The Fells 7/6/2016
707. Psalm Of The Old Woman 7/6/2016
708. The Wake 8/10/2016
709. Are You Planning A Funeral? 8/10/2016
710. Crossing The Bridge (Scots Poems) 8/12/2016
711. Death Certificate 8/12/2016
712. Crossing The Bridge (English Poems) 8/12/2016
713. Salvador Dali 8/14/2016
714. Napoleon 8/14/2016
715. Let's Pretend 8/16/2016
716. Walking The Mat 9/11/2016
717. Union Street Reflections 9/26/2016
718. About Death 9/26/2016
719. Out Of The Fire 9/26/2016
720. The Seely Howe (English Poems) 9/26/2016
Best Poem of Sheena Blackhall

Immigrant

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 ...

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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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