Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,121 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

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

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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