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 Son Is Dead 9/7/2016
964. Crossing The Bridge/ At The Rest Room 8/7/2016
965. Guilt 8/31/2016
966. Where Were You When Kennedy Died? 7/6/2016
967. Waterloo Teeth 2/15/2017
968. The Half Life Of Facts 2/15/2017
969. The Locket 11/2/2016
970. The Clouds Come Bearing Crows 1/29/2017
971. My Town 12/10/2017
972. The Hellfire Club 10/14/2017
973. My Father's Song 11/26/2017
974. The Cockle Pickers 6/30/2010
975. Death Of A Mentor 2/4/2010
976. Highland Cow 2/7/2010
977. Spik Nae Evil (20 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
978. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
979. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013
980. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
981. How Many Times Can The Heart Break? 6/29/2014
982. Shopping Trolley 6/14/2009
983. The Shoes 8/2/2010
984. School Journey 2/14/2010
985. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
986. Of Popes, Fur Coats And Tubas (42 Poems) 2/17/2010
987. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
988. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
989. Old Age (3) 10/1/2017
990. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
991. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
992. Stick Man 6/29/2014
993. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
994. Of Barking Dogs And Lady Godiva (27 Poems) 2/23/2010
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

Growing Down

I loved to hear him gasp with scared delight
Safe in my grasp, as we slid down the peat
Between the fir tree branches, low with cones
Close to the thundering Falls on angled feet

His tumbled toddler knees were brown with bark
Behind my skirts, he’d bounce and wave for fun
A wingless fledgling, golden in the light
Greeting the waters haloed by the sun

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