Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,677 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

1001. Death Of A Mentor 2/4/2010
1002. Highland Cow 2/7/2010
1003. Spik Nae Evil (20 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
1004. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
1005. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013
1006. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
1007. Preparing To Meet The Minotaur (34 Scots Poems) 12/10/2013
1008. Please Can I Have A Pet? 12/30/2014
1009. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
1010. Shopping Trolley 6/14/2009
1011. The Shoes 8/2/2010
1012. School Journey 2/14/2010
1013. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
1014. Emigration Stone 6/27/2011
1015. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
1016. The Address Remembers 10/11/2017
1017. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
1018. Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems) 2/23/2010
1019. 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

Immigrant

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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Interlopers

Two tables along
From two Dutch lovers whispering
And a housemaid pushing a broom,
Three sparrows hoop round a menu.

A flea-bitten dog climbs onto a seat,
Not ordering,
Lolling abundantly.

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