Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

961. Blackbird Singing 6/14/2015
962. Georges Simenon 4/4/2016
963. My Father's Song 11/26/2017
964. The Clouds Come Bearing Crows 1/29/2017
965. The Locket 11/2/2016
966. Guilt 8/31/2016
967. Where Were You When Kennedy Died? 7/6/2016
968. My Son Is Dead 9/7/2016
969. The Hellfire Club 10/14/2017
970. My Town 12/10/2017
971. Waterloo Teeth 2/15/2017
972. The Half Life Of Facts 2/15/2017
973. Crossing The Bridge/ At The Rest Room 8/7/2016
974. The Stag, Cernunnos 6/14/2009
975. The Cockle Pickers 6/30/2010
976. Death Of A Mentor 2/4/2010
977. Highland Cow 2/7/2010
978. Spik Nae Evil (20 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
979. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013
980. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
981. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
982. How Many Times Can The Heart Break? 6/29/2014
983. Shopping Trolley 6/14/2009
984. The Shoes 8/2/2010
985. School Journey 2/14/2010
986. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
987. Back O Bennachie (48 Scots Poems) 12/8/2013
988. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
989. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
990. Old Age (3) 10/1/2017
991. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
992. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
993. Stick Man 6/29/2014
994. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
995. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
996. Emigration Stone 6/27/2011
997. The Address Remembers 10/11/2017
998. Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems) 2/23/2010
999. 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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