Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,677 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

41. Shoe-Case Auschwitz 8/6/2009
42. Holocaust 8/6/2009
43. Salmon Leap 8/29/2009
44. Vincent's Bedroom In Arles, Painted 1888 8/29/2009
45. The Lake 8/29/2009
46. Man In The Moon 8/29/2009
47. The Snap Shot 9/20/2009
48. Falling Asleep 1/31/2010
49. The Arching Scythe 1/31/2010
50. Rainbows 1/31/2010
51. The Pearls Of Morning 2/4/2010
52. Piano 2/4/2010
53. Stone Step 2/4/2010
54. The Dance Of Death 2/4/2010
55. The Beautiful Snails 2/4/2010
56. Tears 2/4/2010
57. Muse 2/4/2010
58. Portree: In Memorian, Iain Crichton Smith 2/7/2010
59. Steeplechase: The Creative Challenge Cup 2/7/2010
60. Brueghel's Paintbrush 2/7/2010
61. Multiple Haiku 8/29/2009
62. Oh Lovely As A Lily 2/2/2010
63. Suckling Sow 2/7/2010
64. Scotland 2/7/2010
65. House 2/7/2010
66. Sharing A Retreat 2/7/2010
67. Ice Cream 2/7/2010
68. Chanticleer's Wife 2/7/2010
69. Cows 2/7/2010
70. Gates Of St. Machar Cathedral 2/7/2010
71. Night City 2/7/2010
72. Sunday Beach 2/7/2010
73. Ode To A Patio 2/7/2010
74. Locked Door 2/7/2010
75. The Changeling Kyrielle 2/7/2010
76. Three Wise Sheep 2/7/2010
77. Sheep 2/7/2010
78. Werewolves 2/7/2010
79. The Great Boddam Cat 2/7/2010
80. The Hypothetical Tiger 2/7/2010

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

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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