Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,546 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

201. The Ship Of Fools 3/2/2010
202. Hanging Out In A High Rise 3/2/2010
203. Trout 3/2/2010
204. Guernica 3/2/2010
205. Catching The Mumbai Train 5/8/2010
206. John Clare's Stroll In The Country 5/8/2010
207. Journey Of The Oncologists 5/8/2010
208. A Brueghel Winter 5/8/2010
209. The Scotland Bus 5/8/2010
210. In The Trenches 5/8/2010
211. Tick-Tock 5/8/2010
212. Another Scottish Holiday 5/8/2010
213. A Postcard From April 5/8/2010
214. Of Pylons, Phone Booths, Ash 5/8/2010
215. The Storm Nursery 6/30/2010
216. Chez Suburbia 6/30/2010
217. Black-Nippled Reeds 6/30/2010
218. The French Childhood Of Queen Mary Stewart 6/30/2010
219. Underpass 6/30/2010
220. Scottish Country Walk 6/30/2010
221. The Forest Of Nightmares 6/30/2010
222. Flight Paths 6/30/2010
223. Twin Oaks 6/30/2010
224. Of Flowers, Felines, Fiddlers Et Al (15 Poems) 6/30/2010
225. The Suicide Imp 7/11/2010
226. Clean Break 7/12/2010
227. Agent Orange, Agent Blue 9/8/2010
228. Tourist Like The Termite Queen 9/8/2010
229. An American In Phnomh Penh (2010) 9/8/2010
230. Not Spilling A Drop 9/9/2010
231. Wedding Ho Chi Minh 9/9/2010
232. Guide To The Cu Chi Tunnels 9/9/2010
233. Hotel Advice: Vietnam 9/9/2010
234. Letter From The Grave 6/30/2010
235. The Sickle Moon Revisited 6/30/2010
236. Mr And Mrs Ex-Pat 6/30/2010
237. Lourdes Wheelchairs 6/30/2010
238. Death Of A Nightingale 6/30/2010
239. The Gardener 6/30/2010
240. So Little 9/9/2010

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


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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