Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

841. Absences: (30 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
842. The Sea Quine (27 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
843. Hamedrauchtit (42 Scots Poems) 11/20/2013
844. Twenty Eight Bairn Rhymes (Mr Pavolva) 10/2/2013
845. Theresienstadt: The Land Of Plenty 10/30/2013
846. Lament For The Raj: 20 Plus Poems In Scots 11/18/2013
847. Of Jersey, St Malo, Nazis And Wuhan(22 Poems) 8/12/2013
848. Seven Scottish Inventions 2/10/2013
849. German Interlude (With Detours) 23 Poems 10/24/2012
850. For People Who Hate Maths 7/10/2013
851. Four Glasgow Poems 8/27/2012
852. All This And More 5/15/2012
853. Cambridge 4/10/2012
854. The Story Of Ossi 12/28/2011
855. The Harry Potter Train Et Al (6 Poems) 12/28/2011
856. The Ogre 6/27/2011
857. Four Callander Poems & A Highland Games 8/5/2011
858. Six For The Children 10/15/2010
859. The Quarry 6/30/2010
860. Turkey (2 Poems) 9/9/2010
861. By The Lake (Angkor Wat) 9/9/2010
862. Coleridge And Wordsworth 5/8/2010
863. Portsoy 5/8/2010
864. The Fortingall Yew 3/2/2010
865. Grandmother 2/23/2010
866. Of Foxes, Crows And Artichokes (20 Poems) 2/23/2010
867. Of Gas Masks, Napalm, Weasles (26 Poems) 2/23/2010
868. Old Woman's Bath Time Ritual 2/18/2010
869. Titanic Sinks: Aberdeen Man Is Drowned 2/18/2010
870. Of Popes, Fur Coats And Tubas (42 Poems) 2/17/2010
871. Love-Bubble 2/14/2010
872. Boating On The Lake, Kandy 2/14/2010
873. Head Massage: Shirasa Taila Vimardhana Ayuraveda Massage 2/14/2010
874. Colombo 2/14/2010
875. The Telling Poem 2/14/2010
876. Epitaph For A Healer: For Dr.J.D.Gomersall 2/14/2010
877. Old Woman And Pig, Jaipur 2/14/2010
878. Hedgehog 2/7/2010
879. In The Middle Of The Night 2/7/2010
880. The Elephant Poem 2/14/2010

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 (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

The Heron

Cement is lashed to a frenzy by showers of rain,
Envelopes sigh like fans at the postman's knock,
Piglets scream like kettles
As the mash bin announces its coming;
Beads grow incandescent beneath a chandelier,
And have you noticed how cash-cards
Twitch when tills start to ring?

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