Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,121 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

881. Not Home Now 10/12/2011
882. At King's College Chapel, Cambridge 4/10/2012
883. Memorial For Stillborn Babies 8/6/2012
884. The Ineffective Scarecrow 5/15/2012
885. The Storm Nursery (27 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
886. Impossible Gifties (3 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
887. Dancing With Maenads: (21 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
888. The Dragon's Vertebrae (19 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
889. The Boddamer's Monkey: (30 Scots Poems) 12/15/2013
890. A Hairst O Thorns (23 Scots Poems) 12/11/2013
891. The Rabbit’s First Snow 5/4/2014
892. The Dark Hare 6/2/2014
893. What Does The Owl Say? 7/20/2014
894. Mr Charon (9 Short English Poems) 11/15/2014
895. Tittle-Tattle 12/30/2014
896. The Street Where An Ambulance Came 3/8/2015
897. 12 Poems (English) From The Poetry Hat 12/18/2014
898. Please Can I Have A Pet? 12/30/2014
899. War 1914-1918 7/17/2014
900. Wales 7/20/2014
901. 12 Poems In Scots From The Housewife's Dream 6/2/2014
902. The Mongolian Spot Et Al (11 Poems) 3/30/2014
903. 11 Poems In Scots From Mongolia To Fyvie 3/30/2014
904. April Showers 6/2/2014
905. The Human Guinea Pig (2 Poems, English) 1/6/2014
906. Preparing To Meet The Minotaur (34 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
907. Cats In A Gale (25 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
908. Skin Balaclavas And Bringing Up The Tail (35 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
909. The Aye Aye (21 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
910. The Life Bluid O Cromar (95 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
911. A Kenspeckle Creel (24 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
912. Ravens 5/15/2012
913. Mr Pavlova's Comb-Over: 7 Children's Poems 6/29/2011
914. Fruit Of Paradise 4/18/2011
915. The Beard: Callander Bookshop 2/28/2010
916. Bus Journey 2/14/2010
917. The Annunciation Of The Egg 2/14/2010
918. Tutankhamun 2/14/2010
919. Frog Orgy In Forress 2/7/2010
920. The Minotaur 2/7/2010

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


Two tables along
From two Dutch lovers whispering
And a housemaid pushing a broom,
Three sparrows hoop round a menu.

A flea-bitten dog climbs onto a seat,
Not ordering,
Lolling abundantly.

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