Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,034 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

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

My Father's Song

My father's song was a brown trout
Leaping from up from a burn

My father's song could squeeze your heart
Till tears rolled from your eyes

My father stole the throat from a nightingale
And when he sang, dogs skipped along the street

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