Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

961. My Father's Song 11/26/2017
962. Waterloo Teeth 2/15/2017
963. The Half Life Of Facts 2/15/2017
964. The Locket 11/2/2016
965. The Hellfire Club 10/14/2017
966. My Town 12/10/2017
967. Dancing With Maenads: (21 Poems In Scots) 12/8/2013
968. The Cockle Pickers 6/30/2010
969. Death Of A Mentor 2/4/2010
970. Highland Cow 2/7/2010
971. Spik Nae Evil (20 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
972. The Skreich: (20 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
973. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013
974. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
975. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
976. How Many Times Can The Heart Break? 6/29/2014
977. Shopping Trolley 6/14/2009
978. The Shoes 8/2/2010
979. School Journey 2/14/2010
980. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
981. Druids, Drachts, Drochles (51 Poems In Poems) 10/24/2013
982. Back O Bennachie (48 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
983. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
984. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
985. Old Age (3) 10/1/2017
986. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
987. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
988. Stick Man 6/29/2014
989. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
990. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
991. Emigration Stone 6/27/2011
992. The Address Remembers 10/11/2017
993. Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems) 2/23/2010
994. Immigrant 2/3/2015

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


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

Wolf Prints

I write in a cold climate.
There may be a moon,
There may not. There may be snow,
There may not.
I write from need, from no-need.
I write from joy from no-joy.
My words are stones,
Skimming ancient water.
Finned poems,

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