Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 4,859 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

921. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
922. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
923. The Cyard's Kist (28 Scots Poems) 9/29/2013
924. How Many Times Can The Heart Break? 6/29/2014
925. Shopping Trolley 6/14/2009
926. The Shoes 8/2/2010
927. School Journey 2/14/2010
928. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
929. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
930. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
931. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
932. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
933. Stick Man 6/29/2014
934. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
935. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
936. Emigration Stone 6/27/2011
937. Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems) 2/23/2010
938. Immigrant 2/3/2015
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 ...

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Winnie On A Swing

Winnie on a Swing
Her feet touch the chimney
Where a crow is roosting

Her pigtail on the backswing
Brushes the grass,
Flicks away an aphid

Tick tock, an hour of play till sleep
She laughs softly.
The swing slices the air.

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