Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 5,789 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

681. Terminal 4/23/2016
682. Letting Rip, Knock 4/23/2016
683. Gabh Mo Leith Sceal/Excuse Me 4/23/2016
684. At Knock Basilica: Place Of The Vision 4/23/2016
685. Birth Of A Calf 4/23/2016
686. Old Woman Blues Et Al (Terzarima Pamphlet) 4/23/2016
687. An Old Woman Reflects 6/26/2016
688. The Gowk Bird (Scots Cuckoo) 7/6/2016
689. 25+ Scots Poems (Death Of A Tadpole) 7/6/2016
690. Leonardo Da Vinci 7/6/2016
691. Facts You Never Knew About Piero Di Cosimo 7/6/2016
692. I Feel Your Absence 7/6/2016
693. Doing It Anyway 7/6/2016
694. And Then The Weather Broke 7/6/2016
695. Cromwell's Nose 7/6/2016
696. The Cough: Inspired By 'the Limp' By Ananda (Stephen Parr) 7/6/2016
697. I Wandered Lonely As A Frog 7/6/2016
698. Porridge 7/6/2016
699. Folk Of The Cherokee Nation 7/6/2016
700. Missionary Soup 7/6/2016
701. Scots Version Of A Poem By Nguyen Tan Hieu 7/6/2016
702. Sybil (From A 19th Century Headstone) 7/6/2016
703. Jane Eyre And Mr Rochester 7/6/2016
704. Battlefield Casualty 7/6/2016
705. On The Fells 7/6/2016
706. Psalm Of The Old Woman 7/6/2016
707. The Wake 8/10/2016
708. Are You Planning A Funeral? 8/10/2016
709. Crossing The Bridge (Scots Poems) 8/12/2016
710. Death Certificate 8/12/2016
711. Crossing The Bridge (English Poems) 8/12/2016
712. Salvador Dali 8/14/2016
713. Napoleon 8/14/2016
714. Let's Pretend 8/16/2016
715. 35 English Poems From Death Of A Tadpole 7/6/2016
716. Pièta 7/23/2016
717. Requiem For My Son 7/23/2016
718. Leave-Taking 8/31/2016
719. The White House 11/9/2016
720. Article 301 11/12/2016

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 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

Wolf Prints

I write in a cold climate.
There may be a moon,
There may not. There may be snow,
There may not.
I write from need, from no-need.
I write from joy from no-joy.
My words are stones,
Skimming ancient water.
Finned poems,

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