Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 5,284 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

921. Mr Bleaney's Room (An Open Letter To Philip Larkin) 2/7/2010
922. Of Barking Dogs And Lady Godiva (27 Poems) 2/23/2010
923. The Irish Soldier 4/18/2011
924. Crossing The Bridge/ At The Rest Room 8/7/2016
925. Guilt 8/31/2016
926. Where Were You When Kennedy Died? 7/6/2016
927. The Hellfire Club -new- 10/14/2017
928. The Locket 11/2/2016
929. The Clouds Come Bearing Crows 1/29/2017
930. Blackbird Singing 6/14/2015
931. Georges Simenon 4/4/2016
932. My Son Is Dead 9/7/2016
933. Waterloo Teeth 2/15/2017
934. The Half Life Of Facts 2/15/2017
935. The Cockle Pickers 6/30/2010
936. Death Of A Mentor 2/4/2010
937. Highland Cow 2/7/2010
938. Spik Nae Evil (20 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
939. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013
940. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
941. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
942. How Many Times Can The Heart Break? 6/29/2014
943. Shopping Trolley 6/14/2009
944. The Shoes 8/2/2010
945. School Journey 2/14/2010
946. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
947. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
948. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
949. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
950. Old Age (3) 10/1/2017
951. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
952. Stick Man 6/29/2014
953. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
954. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
955. Emigration Stone 6/27/2011
956. Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems) 2/23/2010
957. Immigrant 2/3/2015
Best Poem of Sheena Blackhall

Immigrant

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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A Dip In The Pool

There is no luxury like water,
Blue as the Hope Diamond.

Land rules cease to apply,
Are firmly marooned on shore.

The peace dove's dropped its feathers Just for me.
The pool receives me kindly Asks no questions
Makes no assumptions Demands no entry fee.

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