Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

241. Holiday Romance 9/9/2010
242. Cleopatra’s Island 9/9/2010
243. The Day After 10/15/2010
244. Gull's Picnic 10/15/2010
245. Bum Notes 10/15/2010
246. The Nobodies 10/15/2010
247. Four War Poems 10/15/2010
248. In The Country 10/15/2010
249. Of Berserkers, Cows, & Lady Gaga (17 Poems) 1/2/2011
250. The Soldier's Girl 4/18/2011
251. The Tv Washes Away The Day 4/18/2011
252. Jane Russell’s Popped Her Bra Straps 4/18/2011
253. The Görings 4/18/2011
254. The Census 4/18/2011
255. Of Tsunamis, Transplants, Lovers & Babies (13 Poems) 4/18/2011
256. The Musical Toaster 6/27/2011
257. The Bronte Tour 6/27/2011
258. Crannog Woman 6/27/2011
259. The Mermaids' Last Gig 6/27/2011
260. Little Hooves 6/27/2011
261. The Mountain Hare 6/27/2011
262. The Wedding Of Prince William & Kate Midddleton 6/27/2011
263. Of New York, Roustabouts, And Metal Cows Etc (21poems) 6/27/2011
264. Echo Of Rumi 8/5/2011
265. The Finns 8/5/2011
266. In The Interests Of Democracy 8/5/2011
267. In Praise Of Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Taylor, Orangey Etc 8/5/2011
268. The City Of Of York, Haworth, Et Al 8/5/2011
269. In Memoriam, Manjusvara 8/5/2011
270. Of John Lennon, Killing Fields, Turkey Etc (11 Poems) 9/9/2010
271. William Wallace At The Stirling Monument 9/19/2010
272. Honeymoon Sweet 10/12/2011
273. Buddha-Frost 12/28/2011
274. In Potma Prison(Based On Survivors' Testimony) 12/28/2011
275. I Cried A Mississippi 2/4/2012
276. Little Dragon Grand-Daughter 3/15/2012
277. The Engineer 3/15/2012
278. The Hector: Nova Scotia 3/15/2012
279. The Listening Ear 3/15/2012
280. The Summer Hedonist 3/15/2012

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

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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