Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,677 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

881. The Elephant Poem 2/14/2010
882. Epitaph For A Healer: For Dr.J.D.Gomersall 2/14/2010
883. A Poem For The Ace Of Clubs At 3am 2/14/2010
884. Charon's Passengers 2/7/2010
885. Hedgehog 2/7/2010
886. In The Middle Of The Night 2/7/2010
887. Seamus Heaney's Pen 2/7/2010
888. The Citadels Of Sand 2/7/2010
889. Growing Down 6/2/2009
890. New Cottage Industry: The Egg-Head 6/14/2009
891. Interlopers 6/14/2009
892. The Stag, Cernunnos 6/14/2009
893. In Barnardo's Window 2/7/2010
894. Waterfall 1/31/2010
895. The Bramble Picker 2/7/2010
896. The Existential Dilemma Of Ordinary Objects 2/14/2010
897. A Jesus Sandwich 2/14/2010
898. Western Civilisation Comes To The East 2/14/2010
899. Of Travellers: Shodo, The Seine Et Al (13 Poems) 2/23/2010
900. The Hare 2/28/2010
901. The Pierrot's Narrative 2/23/2010
902. How To Speak To A Cat-Woman 6/30/2010
903. Of Samye Ling, Winter Cricketers Etc. (19 Poems) 2/28/2010
904. Boys On The Block 6/30/2010
905. Not Home Now 10/12/2011
906. Vision Of Hitler On Sauchiehall Street 3/15/2012
907. At King's College Chapel, Cambridge 4/10/2012
908. The Ineffective Scarecrow 5/15/2012
909. Memorial For Stillborn Babies 8/6/2012
910. Impossible Gifties (3 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
911. The Dragon's Vertebrae (19 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
912. The Storm Nursery (27 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
913. Dancing With Maenads: (21 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
914. A Hairst O Thorns (23 Scots Poems) 12/11/2013
915. The Boddamer's Monkey: (30 Scots Poems) 12/15/2013
916. The Rabbit’s First Snow 5/4/2014
917. The Dark Hare 6/2/2014
918. What Does The Owl Say? 7/20/2014
919. Mr Charon (9 Short English Poems) 11/15/2014
920. Tittle-Tattle 12/30/2014

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?

Gatherings, meetings, events,

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