Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,121 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

761. Class Distinction 11/8/2017
762. 7 Poems Inspired By The Paintings Of Jodie Le Bigre 11/8/2017
763. Floating Leaf 11/8/2017
764. My Eldest Child Is Dead 11/8/2017
765. Today 11/14/2017
766. Alternative Proverbs 11/14/2017
767. Shelf Life 11/14/2017
768. Incident On The Hills 11/14/2017
769. The Muse Is Like 11/14/2017
770. On Ageing (2) 11/14/2017
771. A Polomint Dreams 11/14/2017
772. Pain 11/14/2017
773. Saying The Unsayable 11/14/2017
774. Failure 11/14/2017
775. Remembering 11/14/2017
776. A Cautionary Tale 11/14/2017
777. Seven Random Things 11/14/2017
778. The Curse Of Scotland 12/17/2017
779. The Cracks Of Grief 12/27/2017
780. Sometimes I Dream You Live 12/27/2017
781. Fish Pedicure 12/29/2017
782. Winter Wreath 1/2/2018
783. Murial Spark 1/4/2018
784. Ten Miles South Of Tel Aviv 1/5/2018
785. 33 Scots Poems Of 2017 1/6/2018
786. 18 English Poems 2017 1/6/2018
787. Grave Goods: The Titanic 1/9/2018
788. The Scythe(2) 1/18/2018
789. The Birth 1/27/2018
790. A Prayer In Scots 1/30/2018
791. Grayson Perry 1/30/2018
792. Slippage -new- 2/13/2018
793. Milk Delivery 11/26/2017
794. Night Chant 11/26/2017
795. Cuckoo 11/29/2017
796. 16 English Poems From The Poetry Lesson 2/22/2015
797. The Pugilist 6/2/2014
798. Fishing Village 12/18/2014
799. The Strange One 11/9/2014
800. Meditation No 9 11/8/2014

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

The Cracks Of Grief

The Minneapolis Star pulled no punches
John Berryman jumped from a bridge
Landed, a dead weight, on the bank of the Mississippi

In the land of jacarandas in Messolonghi, Greece,
Byron suffered a lingering death by healthcare
Leeches, opium, mustard blisters, the works
Strips of his skin, preserved as poetic relics

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