Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,034 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

921. The Pierrot's Narrative (16 Scots Poems) 12/11/2013
922. Poems About Theresienstadt 12/23/2013
923. The Great Tapestry Of Scotland 1/21/2014
924. Charlie Chaplin: Against The Odds (1889-1977) 9/30/2010
925. The Crannog Woman (14 Poems In Scots) 9/23/2013
926. Life In The Uk: Becoming A British Citizen 8/5/2013
927. The Singing Bird (41 Poems In Scots) 11/24/2013
928. The Cyard's Kist (28 Scots Poems) 9/29/2013
929. 28 Scots Poems: Likeable Ordeal 10/22/2013
930. Serendipity (18 Scots Poems, Ceylon Et Al) 10/17/2013
931. Fite Doo Black Crow (74 Scots Poems) 11/17/2013
932. Tutankhamun 2/14/2010
933. The Minotaur 2/7/2010
934. Sleep Fast, We Need The Pillows (Traditional Polish Saying) 6/14/2009
935. Frog Orgy In Forress 2/7/2010
936. 10 Scots Poems From The Poetry Lesson 2/22/2015
937. Cats' Ears 2/7/2010
938. A Horse Is An Honest Species 2/14/2010
939. The Mink (Bairn Rhymes) (33 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
940. Harvest Of Death: Gettysburg 12/28/2013
941. The Tiger O Trincomalee (30 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
942. The Owl Hour (9 Scots Poems, A Scots Cantata) 12/10/2013
943. Girl Cupping Her Breast 5/15/2012
944. Of Gales, Crows And Zoot Suits (18 Poems) 3/15/2012
945. The Lambing 6/14/2009
946. Bannockburn 1314 6/28/2009
947. Bat 8/29/2009
948. Mr Bleaney's Room (An Open Letter To Philip Larkin) 2/7/2010
949. Of Barking Dogs And Lady Godiva (27 Poems) 2/23/2010
950. The Irish Soldier 4/18/2011
951. Druids, Drachts, Drochles (51 Poems In Poems) 10/24/2013
952. Back O Bennachie (48 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
953. Crossing The Bridge/ At The Rest Room 8/7/2016
954. Guilt 8/31/2016
955. Where Were You When Kennedy Died? 7/6/2016
956. Waterloo Teeth 2/15/2017
957. The Half Life Of Facts 2/15/2017
958. The Locket 11/2/2016
959. The Clouds Come Bearing Crows 1/29/2017
960. Blackbird Singing 6/14/2015

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

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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Growing Down

I loved to hear him gasp with scared delight
Safe in my grasp, as we slid down the peat
Between the fir tree branches, low with cones
Close to the thundering Falls on angled feet

His tumbled toddler knees were brown with bark
Behind my skirts, he’d bounce and wave for fun
A wingless fledgling, golden in the light
Greeting the waters haloed by the sun

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