Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,740 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

281. Bravo! 3/15/2012
282. La Leçon De Piano 3/15/2012
283. Honeymoon Sweet 10/12/2011
284. Buddha-Frost 12/28/2011
285. In Potma Prison(Based On Survivors' Testimony) 12/28/2011
286. I Cried A Mississippi 2/4/2012
287. Little Dragon Grand-Daughter 3/15/2012
288. La Chanteuse 3/15/2012
289. Boy On A Sofa 3/15/2012
290. Titanic: Strange Cargo 4/10/2012
291. American Military Cemetery, Madingley 4/10/2012
292. The Cook 5/15/2012
293. A Quiet Place 5/15/2012
294. Night Fields 5/15/2012
295. The Waiter 5/15/2012
296. Morton's Toe 5/15/2012
297. The Weaver Of Grass (Angus Mc Phee,1916-1997) 5/15/2012
298. The Painter, Dadd 5/15/2012
299. Of Poker Game Et Al (16 Poems) 5/15/2012
300. Of Witch Girls & Midgies (28 Poems) 7/17/2012
301. The Witnesses 7/17/2012
302. Orkney 7/17/2012
303. The Underwear Poem 7/17/2012
304. Passing Through 7/17/2012
305. Brian Blessed: Inspired By Fry On Qi 7/23/2012
306. Glasgow Rap 8/5/2012
307. A Walk On The Face Of Gravestones 4/22/2012
308. Preparing To Spawn 5/15/2012
309. Cleaning The Apostle Spoons Et Al (22 Poems) 8/27/2012
310. Honing In 8/27/2012
311. And The Washing Still Out Drying 8/27/2012
312. In The Spirit Of The Khaki Tree 8/27/2012
313. Senescence 9/3/2012
314. The Cornfield 2/10/2013
315. Ten Blessings 2/10/2013
316. In Faldy's Wood (9 Poems) 2/10/2013
317. To Make Love Without Love 3/24/2013
318. The Ordinary Miracle 3/31/2013
319. The Village Of Eyam 4/14/2013
320. Chatsworth Estate 4/21/2013

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

A Dip In The Pool

There is no luxury like water,
Blue as the Hope Diamond.

Land rules cease to apply,
Are firmly marooned on shore.

The peace dove's dropped its feathers Just for me.
The pool receives me kindly Asks no questions
Makes no assumptions Demands no entry fee.

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