Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

121. Pass Word 2/14/2010
122. Sky, Sea, Beach 2/14/2010
123. Dialogue With Table 2/14/2010
124. The Horticultural Poem 2/14/2010
125. Daisy Chain 2/14/2010
126. The Veggies Response To The Vegan 2/14/2010
127. Kai Moon's Dip 2/14/2010
128. Midnight House Upon A Summer's Day 2/14/2010
129. The Tears Of Childhood 2/14/2010
130. The Colonel's Widow Stating Her Opinion 2/14/2010
131. Elephant Ride, Jaipur 2/14/2010
132. Taj Mahal 2/14/2010
133. Rickit-Ticki-Tavi, Jaipur 2/14/2010
134. The River Kwai: For The 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders (Scots) 2/14/2010
135. Thai Thai 2/14/2010
136. July In Arlington 2/14/2010
137. Washington Interlude 2/14/2010
138. On The Nile 2/14/2010
139. Preparing To Meet The Minotaur 2/14/2010
140. Sleep 2/14/2010
141. Train Journey 2/14/2010
142. The Story In The Corner 2/14/2010
143. Stories 2/14/2010
144. Felucca Ride 2/14/2010
145. At The Nubian Village 2/14/2010
146. Lost Property 2/14/2010
147. The Person From Porlock 2/14/2010
148. The Pulley 2/14/2010
149. The Yellow Time 2/14/2010
150. Two Tankas 2/14/2010
151. Pinto 2/14/2010
152. Ellen Knight 2/14/2010
153. Traffic Incident, Sri Lanka 2/14/2010
154. Mount Lavinia, Colombo 2/14/2010
155. Solitary Bather (River Maha Oya) 2/14/2010
156. Visiting The Orphanage 2/14/2010
157. Monkey King (At The Buddhist Cave Temple At Dambulla) 2/14/2010
158. In The Tropics (Habarana) 2/14/2010
159. Buddha At The Bodhi Tree (Sri Lanka) 2/14/2010
160. Asian Dog 2/14/2010

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

The Heron

Cement is lashed to a frenzy by showers of rain,
Envelopes sigh like fans at the postman's knock,
Piglets scream like kettles
As the mash bin announces its coming;
Beads grow incandescent beneath a chandelier,
And have you noticed how cash-cards
Twitch when tills start to ring?

Gatherings, meetings, events,

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