Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,611 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

801. Scots Poems From Thursdays 2/15/2017
802. 2 Prison Poems 10/1/2017
803. October 11th 10/1/2017
804. Villanelle Of The Hare 10/1/2017
805. 15 Scots Poems From The Gype 10/9/2017
806. Retrospective 10/11/2017
807. The Alternative Hospital 10/11/2017
808. Milk Delivery 11/26/2017
809. Night Chant 11/26/2017
810. Cuckoo 11/29/2017
811. In The 67th Year In The Reign Of Queen Elizabeth Ii -new- 5/13/2018
812. What Every Woman Wants: Some Of Queen Elizabeth's Wedding Gifts -new- 5/16/2018
813. 16 English Poems From The Poetry Lesson 2/22/2015
814. Fishing Village 12/18/2014
815. 21 Poems In Scots And Gaelic From 'Mr Charon' 11/15/2014
816. The Strange One 11/9/2014
817. In The Channel Tunnel 10/13/2014
818. Meditation No 9 11/8/2014
819. 11 Poems From An Inside Job (English) 10/13/2014
820. Dream-Time 10/17/2014
821. Silence 7/20/2014
822. The Pugilist 6/2/2014
823. 9 Wee Poems 10/13/2014
824. The Irish Sea 10/1/2014
825. Meet The Shakespeares 7/20/2014
826. Guiding Light 3/30/2014
827. The Alliterated Robert Burns 4/12/2014
828. Hare's Foot: 6 English Poems 1/6/2014
829. Under The Mango Tree: Uttar Pradesh 5/31/2014
830. 7 Limericks In Scots 5/4/2014
831. Glencoe Ghosts 5/19/2014
832. The Vietnam War: The Pacification Of My Lai,16th March 1968 5/4/2014
833. The Fade Away Girl 1/5/2014
834. The Skreich: (20 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
835. Waking In Wolf Light (15 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
836. Past Masters (10 Scots Poems) 12/14/2013
837. Peacock (21 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
838. Serjeant Buchan's Jacket (32 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
839. Absences: (30 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
840. The Sea Quine (27 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013

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 ...

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Baby Boomer Blues
My teeth fall out like Autumn apples
I have a dormouse need for sleep
My hair is greying, veins are gnarling
The smallest slope is Eiger steep
Where once I ran, I jumped, I grumbled
Now I shuffle, creak and creak

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