Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 4,997 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

841. In Barnardo's Window 2/7/2010
842. The Bramble Picker 2/7/2010
843. Waterfall 1/31/2010
844. The Stag, Cernunnos 6/14/2009
845. Interlopers 6/14/2009
846. A Jesus Sandwich 2/14/2010
847. The Existential Dilemma Of Ordinary Objects 2/14/2010
848. Western Civilisation Comes To The East 2/14/2010
849. Of Travellers: Shodo, The Seine Et Al (13 Poems) 2/23/2010
850. The Pierrot's Narrative 2/23/2010
851. The Hare 2/28/2010
852. Of Samye Ling, Winter Cricketers Etc. (19 Poems) 2/28/2010
853. How To Speak To A Cat-Woman 6/30/2010
854. Boys On The Block 6/30/2010
855. Not Home Now 10/12/2011
856. Vision Of Hitler On Sauchiehall Street 3/15/2012
857. At King's College Chapel, Cambridge 4/10/2012
858. The Ineffective Scarecrow 5/15/2012
859. Memorial For Stillborn Babies 8/6/2012
860. The Storm Nursery (27 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
861. Impossible Gifties (3 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
862. The Dragon's Vertebrae (19 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
863. A Hairst O Thorns (23 Scots Poems) 12/11/2013
864. Dancing With Maenads: (21 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
865. The Boddamer's Monkey: (30 Scots Poems) 12/15/2013
866. The Rabbit’s First Snow 5/4/2014
867. The Dark Hare 6/2/2014
868. What Does The Owl Say? 7/20/2014
869. Mr Charon (9 Short English Poems) 11/15/2014
870. Tittle-Tattle 12/30/2014
871. 12 Poems (English) From The Poetry Hat 12/18/2014
872. Please Can I Have A Pet? 12/30/2014
873. The Street Where An Ambulance Came 3/8/2015
874. Wales 7/20/2014
875. War 1914-1918 7/17/2014
876. 12 Poems In Scots From The Housewife's Dream 6/2/2014
877. Stick Man 6/29/2014
878. The Human Guinea Pig (2 Poems, English) 1/6/2014
879. April Showers 6/2/2014
880. The Mongolian Spot Et Al (11 Poems) 3/30/2014
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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A Dip In The Pool

There is no luxury like water,
Blue as the Hope Diamond.

Land rules cease to apply,
Are firmly marooned on shore.

The peace dove's dropped its feathers Just for me.
The pool receives me kindly Asks no questions
Makes no assumptions Demands no entry fee.

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