Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,546 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

721. Sleeping Beauties (Cryogenics) 11/30/2016
722. Dirge (Scots) 11/30/2016
723. Fidele Castro 11/30/2016
724. Mortification Of The Flesh 12/4/2016
725. Remember The Dead 12/11/2016
726. To Christmas: The Unsendable Letter 12/21/2016
727. Listening 1/4/2017
728. The Mind Archive 1/4/2017
729. Dimitri: English Poems 1/4/2017
730. Dimitri: Scots Poems 1/4/2017
731. John Mackie, Scottish Poet, Rip 1/8/2017
732. Mourning 1/8/2017
733. Thursdays 1/8/2017
734. Coming And Going 1/8/2017
735. Donald Trump: Half Lewisman 1/15/2017
736. Walking The Mat 9/11/2016
737. Union Street Reflections 9/26/2016
738. About Death 9/26/2016
739. Out Of The Fire 9/26/2016
740. The Seely Howe (English Poems) 9/26/2016
741. The Seely Howe (Scots Poems) 9/26/2016
742. For My First-Born, Dead 10/30/2016
743. The Seer 10/30/2016
744. Abbotsford (Scots Poem) 10/30/2016
745. The Wandering Womb 2/5/2017
746. Scots Poems From Thursdays 2/15/2017
747. 2 Prison Poems 10/1/2017
748. October 11th 10/1/2017
749. Villanelle Of The Hare 10/1/2017
750. 15 Scots Poems From The Gype 10/9/2017
751. Retrospective 10/11/2017
752. The Alternative Hospital 10/11/2017
753. The Curse Of Scotland 12/17/2017
754. The Cracks Of Grief 12/27/2017
755. Sometimes I Dream You Live 12/27/2017
756. Fish Pedicure 12/29/2017
757. Winter Wreath 1/2/2018
758. Murial Spark 1/4/2018
759. Ten Miles South Of Tel Aviv 1/5/2018
760. 33 Scots Poems Of 2017 1/6/2018

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


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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