Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

921. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013
922. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
923. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
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. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
930. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
931. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
932. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
933. Stick Man 6/29/2014
934. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
935. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
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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Two tables along
From two Dutch lovers whispering
And a housemaid pushing a broom,
Three sparrows hoop round a menu.

A flea-bitten dog climbs onto a seat,
Not ordering,
Lolling abundantly.

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