Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 4,859 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

801. Boating On The Lake, Kandy 2/14/2010
802. Head Massage: Shirasa Taila Vimardhana Ayuraveda Massage 2/14/2010
803. Colombo 2/14/2010
804. Old Woman And Pig, Jaipur 2/14/2010
805. The Telling Poem 2/14/2010
806. The Elephant Poem 2/14/2010
807. Epitaph For A Healer: For Dr.J.D.Gomersall 2/14/2010
808. A Poem For The Ace Of Clubs At 3am 2/14/2010
809. Charon's Passengers 2/7/2010
810. Hedgehog 2/7/2010
811. In The Middle Of The Night 2/7/2010
812. Seamus Heaney's Pen 2/7/2010
813. The Citadels Of Sand 2/7/2010
814. New Cottage Industry: The Egg-Head 6/14/2009
815. Vincent's Bedroom In Arles, Painted 1888 8/29/2009
816. Thai Thai 2/14/2010
817. Western Civilisation Comes To The East 2/14/2010
818. A Jesus Sandwich 2/14/2010
819. The Existential Dilemma Of Ordinary Objects 2/14/2010
820. In Barnardo's Window 2/7/2010
821. The Bramble Picker 2/7/2010
822. Waterfall 1/31/2010
823. The Stag, Cernunnos 6/14/2009
824. Interlopers 6/14/2009
825. Of Travellers: Shodo, The Seine Et Al (13 Poems) 2/23/2010
826. The Pierrot's Narrative 2/23/2010
827. The Hare 2/28/2010
828. Of Samye Ling, Winter Cricketers Etc. (19 Poems) 2/28/2010
829. How To Speak To A Cat-Woman 6/30/2010
830. Boys On The Block 6/30/2010
831. Not Home Now 10/12/2011
832. Vision Of Hitler On Sauchiehall Street 3/15/2012
833. At King's College Chapel, Cambridge 4/10/2012
834. The Ineffective Scarecrow 5/15/2012
835. Memorial For Stillborn Babies 8/6/2012
836. The Storm Nursery (27 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
837. Impossible Gifties (3 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
838. The Dragon's Vertebrae (19 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
839. A Hairst O Thorns (23 Scots Poems) 12/11/2013
840. Dancing With Maenads: (21 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
Best Poem of Sheena Blackhall

Immigrant

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 ...

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Growing Down

I loved to hear him gasp with scared delight
Safe in my grasp, as we slid down the peat
Between the fir tree branches, low with cones
Close to the thundering Falls on angled feet

His tumbled toddler knees were brown with bark
Behind my skirts, he’d bounce and wave for fun
A wingless fledgling, golden in the light
Greeting the waters haloed by the sun

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