Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,231 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

281. The Listening Ear 3/15/2012
282. The Summer Hedonist 3/15/2012
283. The Singing Butler 3/15/2012
284. The Coffee Pot 3/15/2012
285. The Paris Café 3/15/2012
286. Bravo! 3/15/2012
287. La Leçon De Piano 3/15/2012
288. The Burns Supper 6/27/2011
289. Morning Light 6/27/2011
290. La Chanteuse 3/15/2012
291. Boy On A Sofa 3/15/2012
292. Titanic: Strange Cargo 4/10/2012
293. American Military Cemetery, Madingley 4/10/2012
294. The Cook 5/15/2012
295. A Quiet Place 5/15/2012
296. Night Fields 5/15/2012
297. A Walk On The Face Of Gravestones 4/22/2012
298. Preparing To Spawn 5/15/2012
299. The Waiter 5/15/2012
300. Morton's Toe 5/15/2012
301. The Weaver Of Grass (Angus Mc Phee,1916-1997) 5/15/2012
302. The Painter, Dadd 5/15/2012
303. Of Poker Game Et Al (16 Poems) 5/15/2012
304. Of Witch Girls & Midgies (28 Poems) 7/17/2012
305. The Witnesses 7/17/2012
306. Orkney 7/17/2012
307. The Underwear Poem 7/17/2012
308. Passing Through 7/17/2012
309. Brian Blessed: Inspired By Fry On Qi 7/23/2012
310. Glasgow Rap 8/5/2012
311. Cleaning The Apostle Spoons Et Al (22 Poems) 8/27/2012
312. Honing In 8/27/2012
313. And The Washing Still Out Drying 8/27/2012
314. In The Spirit Of The Khaki Tree 8/27/2012
315. Senescence 9/3/2012
316. The Holocaust 1/26/2013
317. The Art Of Dying 2/3/2013
318. Three Poems For A Newborn 2/10/2013
319. The Cornfield 2/10/2013
320. Ten Blessings 2/10/2013

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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