Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 5,819 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

721. The Seely Howe (English Poems) 9/26/2016
722. The Seely Howe (Scots Poems) 9/26/2016
723. For My First-Born, Dead 10/30/2016
724. The Seer 10/30/2016
725. Abbotsford (Scots Poem) 10/30/2016
726. The White House 11/9/2016
727. Article 301 11/12/2016
728. Penned In Prison 11/12/2016
729. At The Scott Monument, Edinburgh 11/12/2016
730. Cleikum: 14 Poems In English 11/12/2016
731. Cleikum: Scots Poems 11/12/2016
732. Leonard Norman Cohen 11/16/2016
733. Elegy For A Son 11/30/2016
734. Sleeping Beauties (Cryogenics) 11/30/2016
735. Dirge (Scots) 11/30/2016
736. Fidele Castro 11/30/2016
737. Mortification Of The Flesh 12/4/2016
738. Remember The Dead 12/11/2016
739. To Christmas: The Unsendable Letter 12/21/2016
740. Listening 1/4/2017
741. The Mind Archive 1/4/2017
742. Dimitri: English Poems 1/4/2017
743. Dimitri: Scots Poems 1/4/2017
744. John Mackie, Scottish Poet, Rip 1/8/2017
745. Mourning 1/8/2017
746. Thursdays 1/8/2017
747. Coming And Going 1/8/2017
748. Donald Trump: Half Lewisman 1/15/2017
749. Erik Satie, Eccentric 10/14/2017
750. Class Distinction 11/8/2017
751. 7 Poems Inspired By The Paintings Of Jodie Le Bigre 11/8/2017
752. Floating Leaf 11/8/2017
753. My Eldest Child Is Dead 11/8/2017
754. Today 11/14/2017
755. Alternative Proverbs 11/14/2017
756. Shelf Life 11/14/2017
757. Incident On The Hills 11/14/2017
758. The Muse Is Like 11/14/2017
759. On Ageing (2) 11/14/2017
760. A Polomint Dreams 11/14/2017

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

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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