Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,231 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

81. Locked Door 2/7/2010
82. The Changeling Kyrielle 2/7/2010
83. Three Wise Sheep 2/7/2010
84. Sheep 2/7/2010
85. Werewolves 2/7/2010
86. The Great Boddam Cat 2/7/2010
87. The Hypothetical Tiger 2/7/2010
88. Rat 2/7/2010
89. Dead Robin 2/7/2010
90. Serpent 2/7/2010
91. Church And Still Horizon 2/7/2010
92. Sea Dog 2/7/2010
93. A Visit To Rome 2/7/2010
94. People Who Visit Woods 2/7/2010
95. Highland Village 2/7/2010
96. The Clay Speaks To The Potter 2/7/2010
97. The Psychiatrists' Safari 2/7/2010
98. Julian Petrocles Proctor-Jones 2/7/2010
99. I Believe 2/7/2010
100. The Watcher In The Grass 2/7/2010
101. Past Tense For My Father 2/7/2010
102. Ticking Clock 2/7/2010
103. The Moon Speaks 2/7/2010
104. Maternity 2/7/2010
105. The Last Hillman 2/14/2010
106. Nine Monsters At A Party 2/14/2010
107. Four Small Ducklings Enter An Equation 2/14/2010
108. The Pieta Of Egg And Twig 2/14/2010
109. Dark Night Of The Trees 2/14/2010
110. Sanctuary Wood 2/14/2010
111. A Postcard From England 2/14/2010
112. Toads In March 2/7/2010
113. The Saddhu 2/14/2010
114. The Tiger 2/14/2010
115. Monkey, City Palace, Jaipur 2/14/2010
116. Epiphany 2/14/2010
117. On Telling A Werewolf Story 2/14/2010
118. Howdie(Scots) 2/14/2010
119. Incantation (Scots) 2/14/2010
120. School Visit Of A Scots Specialist 2/14/2010

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

The Heron

Cement is lashed to a frenzy by showers of rain,
Envelopes sigh like fans at the postman's knock,
Piglets scream like kettles
As the mash bin announces its coming;
Beads grow incandescent beneath a chandelier,
And have you noticed how cash-cards
Twitch when tills start to ring?

Gatherings, meetings, events,

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