Sheena Blackhall

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

Sheena Blackhall Poems

321. For My First-Born, Dead 10/30/2016
322. The Seer 10/30/2016
323. Abbotsford (Scots Poem) 10/30/2016
324. The Wandering Womb 2/5/2017
325. Scots Poems From Thursdays 2/15/2017
326. 2 Prison Poems 10/1/2017
327. October 11th 10/1/2017
328. Villanelle Of The Hare 10/1/2017
329. 15 Scots Poems From The Gype 10/9/2017
330. Retrospective 10/11/2017
331. The Alternative Hospital 10/11/2017
332. Wolf Prints 6/14/2009
333. Show Me Your Shining Teeth 6/14/2009
334. Diving For Poems Dhanakosa, Balquidder 6/14/2009
335. A Dip In The Pool 6/14/2009
336. The Heron 6/14/2009
337. Beetle 6/14/2009
338. Homage To The Ancestors 6/14/2009
339. Birthday 6/14/2009
340. Learning Curve 6/14/2009
341. Old Woman 6/14/2009
342. The Dying Room 6/14/2009
343. Scraps From A Wedding Album 6/14/2009
344. Leftovers 6/14/2009
345. Waterbabes 6/14/2009
346. Lazarus 6/14/2009
347. Earth 6/14/2009
348. Journey To The Amitobha Buddha, Forres 6/14/2009
349. The Light-House Keeper's Sighting 6/14/2009
350. Gull 6/14/2009
351. Horse 6/14/2009
352. Persley Walled Garden 6/14/2009
353. Jacob's Ladder 6/14/2009
354. Jacob's Ladder, Sidmouth, Noon 6/14/2009
355. The Artist's Store 6/14/2009
356. Sea-Washed 6/14/2009
357. Pebbles, Waves, Gulls 6/14/2009
358. The Marriage Of Blue And Yellow 6/14/2009
359. Wedding Party 6/14/2009
360. Moon 6/14/2009

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

Wolf Prints

I write in a cold climate.
There may be a moon,
There may not. There may be snow,
There may not.
I write from need, from no-need.
I write from joy from no-joy.
My words are stones,
Skimming ancient water.
Finned poems,

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