Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 4,773 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Sheena Blackhall Poems

321. Suckling Sow 2/7/2010
322. Scotland 2/7/2010
323. House 2/7/2010
324. Sharing A Retreat 2/7/2010
325. Ice Cream 2/7/2010
326. Chanticleer's Wife 2/7/2010
327. Cows 2/7/2010
328. Gates Of St. Machar Cathedral 2/7/2010
329. Night City 2/7/2010
330. Sunday Beach 2/7/2010
331. Ode To A Patio 2/7/2010
332. Locked Door 2/7/2010
333. The Changeling Kyrielle 2/7/2010
334. Three Wise Sheep 2/7/2010
335. Sheep 2/7/2010
336. Werewolves 2/7/2010
337. The Great Boddam Cat 2/7/2010
338. The Hypothetical Tiger 2/7/2010
339. Rat 2/7/2010
340. Falcon 2/7/2010
341. Salvador Dali's Sofa 2/7/2010
342. Deflowering 2/7/2010
343. The Boar 2/7/2010
344. Toads In March 2/7/2010
345. Dead Robin 2/7/2010
346. Serpent 2/7/2010
347. Church And Still Horizon 2/7/2010
348. Sea Dog 2/7/2010
349. A Visit To Rome 2/7/2010
350. People Who Visit Woods 2/7/2010
351. Highland Village 2/7/2010
352. The Clay Speaks To The Potter 2/7/2010
353. The Psychiatrists' Safari 2/7/2010
354. Julian Petrocles Proctor-Jones 2/7/2010
355. I Believe 2/7/2010
356. The Watcher In The Grass 2/7/2010
357. Past Tense For My Father 2/7/2010
358. Ticking Clock 2/7/2010
359. The Moon Speaks 2/7/2010
360. Maternity 2/7/2010
Best Poem of Sheena Blackhall

Immigrant

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 ...

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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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