Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

961. The Humpty Dumpty Man (36 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
962. 10 Scots Poems From The Poetry Lesson 2/22/2015
963. The Dule Tree (21 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
964. The Tiger O Trincomalee (30 Scots Poems) 12/12/2013
965. Harvest Of Death: Gettysburg 12/28/2013
966. The Mink (Bairn Rhymes) (33 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
967. Cats' Ears 2/7/2010
968. A Horse Is An Honest Species 2/14/2010
969. Bannockburn 1314 6/28/2009
970. The Lambing 6/14/2009
971. Girl Cupping Her Breast 5/15/2012
972. Of Gales, Crows And Zoot Suits (18 Poems) 3/15/2012
973. The Owl Hour (9 Scots Poems, A Scots Cantata) 12/10/2013
974. Back O Bennachie (48 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
975. The Irish Soldier 4/18/2011
976. Druids, Drachts, Drochles (51 Poems In Poems) 10/24/2013
977. The Dying Room 6/14/2009
978. Barley 6/14/2009
979. Bat 8/29/2009
980. Mr Bleaney's Room (An Open Letter To Philip Larkin) 2/7/2010
981. Of Barking Dogs And Lady Godiva (27 Poems) 2/23/2010
982. Crossing The Bridge/ At The Rest Room 8/7/2016
983. Guilt 8/31/2016
984. Where Were You When Kennedy Died? 7/6/2016
985. Waterloo Teeth 2/15/2017
986. The Half Life Of Facts 2/15/2017
987. The Locket 11/2/2016
988. The Clouds Come Bearing Crows 1/29/2017
989. Blackbird Singing 6/14/2015
990. Georges Simenon 4/4/2016
991. My Son Is Dead 9/7/2016
992. The Hellfire Club 10/14/2017
993. My Town 12/10/2017
994. My Father's Song 11/26/2017
995. The Cockle Pickers 6/30/2010
996. Death Of A Mentor 2/4/2010
997. Highland Cow 2/7/2010
998. Spik Nae Evil (20 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
999. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
1000. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013

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

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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