Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 4,773 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

921. School Journey 2/14/2010
922. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
923. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
924. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
925. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
926. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
927. Stick Man 6/29/2014
928. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
929. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
930. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
931. Emigration Stone 6/27/2011
932. Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems) 2/23/2010
933. Immigrant 2/3/2015
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 ...

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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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