Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

921. The Human Guinea Pig (2 Poems, English) 1/6/2014
922. The Mongolian Spot Et Al (11 Poems) 3/30/2014
923. 11 Poems In Scots From Mongolia To Fyvie 3/30/2014
924. A Kenspeckle Creel (24 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
925. Skin Balaclavas And Bringing Up The Tail (35 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
926. Cats In A Gale (25 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
927. Preparing To Meet The Minotaur (34 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
928. The Life Bluid O Cromar (95 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
929. The Aye Aye (21 Scots Poems) 12/7/2013
930. Andrew Carnegie 9/23/2013
931. Ravens 5/15/2012
932. Fruit Of Paradise 4/18/2011
933. Mr Pavlova's Comb-Over: 7 Children's Poems 6/29/2011
934. Bus Journey 2/14/2010
935. The Annunciation Of The Egg 2/14/2010
936. The Beard: Callander Bookshop 2/28/2010
937. 12 Poems (English) From The Poetry Hat 12/18/2014
938. Please Can I Have A Pet? 12/30/2014
939. The Street Where An Ambulance Came 3/8/2015
940. 10 Scots Poems From The Poetry Lesson 2/22/2015
941. Charlie Chaplin: Against The Odds (1889-1977) 9/30/2010
942. Tutankhamun 2/14/2010
943. Frog Orgy In Forress 2/7/2010
944. The Minotaur 2/7/2010
945. Sleep Fast, We Need The Pillows (Traditional Polish Saying) 6/14/2009
946. The Crannog Woman (14 Poems In Scots) 9/23/2013
947. Life In The Uk: Becoming A British Citizen 8/5/2013
948. The Singing Bird (41 Poems In Scots) 11/24/2013
949. The Cyard's Kist (28 Scots Poems) 9/29/2013
950. 28 Scots Poems: Likeable Ordeal 10/22/2013
951. Serendipity (18 Scots Poems, Ceylon Et Al) 10/17/2013
952. Fite Doo Black Crow (74 Scots Poems) 11/17/2013
953. The Humpty Dumpty Man (36 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
954. The Wizard O The North (40 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
955. A Boorich O Breets (26 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
956. Tick Tock: (17 Scots Poems) 12/20/2013
957. Poems About Theresienstadt 12/23/2013
958. The Great Tapestry Of Scotland 1/21/2014
959. The Skreich: (20 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
960. The Tiger O Trincomalee (30 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013

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

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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