Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 5,789 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

801. Hamedrauchtit (42 Scots Poems) 11/20/2013
802. The Ogre 6/27/2011
803. Twenty Eight Bairn Rhymes (Mr Pavolva) 10/2/2013
804. Theresienstadt: The Land Of Plenty 10/30/2013
805. Of Jersey, St Malo, Nazis And Wuhan(22 Poems) 8/12/2013
806. For People Who Hate Maths 7/10/2013
807. Seven Scottish Inventions 2/10/2013
808. German Interlude (With Detours) 23 Poems 10/24/2012
809. Four Glasgow Poems 8/27/2012
810. All This And More 5/15/2012
811. Cambridge 4/10/2012
812. The Story Of Ossi 12/28/2011
813. The Harry Potter Train Et Al (6 Poems) 12/28/2011
814. Four Callander Poems & A Highland Games 8/5/2011
815. Six For The Children 10/15/2010
816. Turkey (2 Poems) 9/9/2010
817. The Quarry 6/30/2010
818. By The Lake (Angkor Wat) 9/9/2010
819. Coleridge And Wordsworth 5/8/2010
820. Portsoy 5/8/2010
821. The Fortingall Yew 3/2/2010
822. Grandmother 2/23/2010
823. Of Foxes, Crows And Artichokes (20 Poems) 2/23/2010
824. Of Gas Masks, Napalm, Weasles (26 Poems) 2/23/2010
825. Old Woman's Bath Time Ritual 2/18/2010
826. Titanic Sinks: Aberdeen Man Is Drowned 2/18/2010
827. Of Popes, Fur Coats And Tubas (42 Poems) 2/17/2010
828. Growing Down 6/2/2009
829. Love-Bubble 2/14/2010
830. Boating On The Lake, Kandy 2/14/2010
831. Head Massage: Shirasa Taila Vimardhana Ayuraveda Massage 2/14/2010
832. Colombo 2/14/2010
833. The Telling Poem 2/14/2010
834. Epitaph For A Healer: For Dr.J.D.Gomersall 2/14/2010
835. Old Woman And Pig, Jaipur 2/14/2010
836. Hedgehog 2/7/2010
837. In The Middle Of The Night 2/7/2010
838. The Elephant Poem 2/14/2010
839. A Poem For The Ace Of Clubs At 3am 2/14/2010
840. Charon's Passengers 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 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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