Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 4,997 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

921. Waterloo Teeth 2/15/2017
922. The Half Life Of Facts 2/15/2017
923. Crossing The Bridge/ At The Rest Room 8/7/2016
924. The Clouds Come Bearing Crows 1/29/2017
925. The Cockle Pickers 6/30/2010
926. Death Of A Mentor 2/4/2010
927. Highland Cow 2/7/2010
928. Spik Nae Evil (20 Scots Poems) 11/24/2013
929. Katy The Crocodile (39 Scots Bairn Poems) 12/8/2013
930. The Chimney Pots' Perspective 6/27/2011
931. A Wedding Toast 3/2/2014
932. How Many Times Can The Heart Break? 6/29/2014
933. Shopping Trolley 6/14/2009
934. The Shoes 8/2/2010
935. School Journey 2/14/2010
936. The Animal Refugees 9/8/2010
937. And How Am I To Love The World Again? 2/15/2017
938. Thought Police Of Art 2/15/2017
939. Kinaalda: The Navajo Girls' Puberty Ceremony 4/8/2016
940. 15 Selected Love Poems In Scots 8/28/2009
941. Stick Man 6/29/2014
942. Views From A Window 11/15/2014
943. Of Auschwitz (7 Poems) 2/23/2010
944. Emigration Stone 6/27/2011
945. Of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes (3 Poems) 2/23/2010
946. 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 ...

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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