Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 5,284 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

881. The Beard: Callander Bookshop 2/28/2010
882. Bus Journey 2/14/2010
883. The Annunciation Of The Egg 2/14/2010
884. The Street Where An Ambulance Came 3/8/2015
885. 12 Poems (English) From The Poetry Hat 12/18/2014
886. Please Can I Have A Pet? 12/30/2014
887. 10 Scots Poems From The Poetry Lesson 2/22/2015
888. Tutankhamun 2/14/2010
889. The Minotaur 2/7/2010
890. Sleep Fast, We Need The Pillows (Traditional Polish Saying) 6/14/2009
891. Frog Orgy In Forress 2/7/2010
892. Charlie Chaplin: Against The Odds (1889-1977) 9/30/2010
893. The Cyard's Kist (28 Scots Poems) 9/29/2013
894. The Crannog Woman (14 Poems In Scots) 9/23/2013
895. Life In The Uk: Becoming A British Citizen 8/5/2013
896. Serendipity (18 Scots Poems, Ceylon Et Al) 10/17/2013
897. 28 Scots Poems: Likeable Ordeal 10/22/2013
898. The Singing Bird (41 Poems In Scots) 11/24/2013
899. Fite Doo Black Crow (74 Scots Poems) 11/17/2013
900. A Boorich O Breets (26 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
901. The Wizard O The North (40 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
902. The Humpty Dumpty Man (36 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
903. Tick Tock: (17 Scots Poems) 12/20/2013
904. The Great Tapestry Of Scotland 1/21/2014
905. The Pierrot's Narrative (16 Scots Poems) 12/11/2013
906. Poems About Theresienstadt 12/23/2013
907. 21 Poems In Scots And Gaelic From 'Mr Charon' 11/15/2014
908. The Tiger O Trincomalee (30 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
909. Harvest Of Death: Gettysburg 12/28/2013
910. The Mink (Bairn Rhymes) (33 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
911. Cats' Ears 2/7/2010
912. A Horse Is An Honest Species 2/14/2010
913. The Lambing 6/14/2009
914. Bannockburn 1314 6/28/2009
915. The Owl Hour (9 Scots Poems, A Scots Cantata) 12/10/2013
916. Girl Cupping Her Breast 5/15/2012
917. Of Gales, Crows And Zoot Suits (18 Poems) 3/15/2012
918. Druids, Drachts, Drochles (51 Poems In Poems) 10/24/2013
919. Back O Bennachie (48 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
920. Bat 8/29/2009
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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