Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,038 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

841. The Fortingall Yew 3/2/2010
842. Grandmother 2/23/2010
843. Of Foxes, Crows And Artichokes (20 Poems) 2/23/2010
844. Of Gas Masks, Napalm, Weasles (26 Poems) 2/23/2010
845. Old Woman's Bath Time Ritual 2/18/2010
846. Titanic Sinks: Aberdeen Man Is Drowned 2/18/2010
847. Of Popes, Fur Coats And Tubas (42 Poems) 2/17/2010
848. Growing Down 6/2/2009
849. Love-Bubble 2/14/2010
850. Boating On The Lake, Kandy 2/14/2010
851. Head Massage: Shirasa Taila Vimardhana Ayuraveda Massage 2/14/2010
852. Colombo 2/14/2010
853. The Telling Poem 2/14/2010
854. Epitaph For A Healer: For Dr.J.D.Gomersall 2/14/2010
855. Old Woman And Pig, Jaipur 2/14/2010
856. Hedgehog 2/7/2010
857. In The Middle Of The Night 2/7/2010
858. The Elephant Poem 2/14/2010
859. A Poem For The Ace Of Clubs At 3am 2/14/2010
860. Charon's Passengers 2/7/2010
861. Seamus Heaney's Pen 2/7/2010
862. The Citadels Of Sand 2/7/2010
863. New Cottage Industry: The Egg-Head 6/14/2009
864. Thai Thai 2/14/2010
865. Western Civilisation Comes To The East 2/14/2010
866. A Jesus Sandwich 2/14/2010
867. The Existential Dilemma Of Ordinary Objects 2/14/2010
868. In Barnardo's Window 2/7/2010
869. The Bramble Picker 2/7/2010
870. Waterfall 1/31/2010
871. The Stag, Cernunnos 6/14/2009
872. Interlopers 6/14/2009
873. Of Travellers: Shodo, The Seine Et Al (13 Poems) 2/23/2010
874. The Pierrot's Narrative 2/23/2010
875. The Hare 2/28/2010
876. How To Speak To A Cat-Woman 6/30/2010
877. Boys On The Block 6/30/2010
878. Of Samye Ling, Winter Cricketers Etc. (19 Poems) 2/28/2010
879. Not Home Now 10/12/2011
880. Vision Of Hitler On Sauchiehall Street 3/15/2012

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

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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