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Elemental, My Dear Watson

A four-pack of haiku inspired by Sherlock Holmes

By Denise SheltonPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Elemental, My Dear Watson
Photo by Keiteu Ko on Unsplash


This fact you mention

The Earth revolves 'round the sun

Is useless to me

(Reference: ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Study in Scarlet")


A drop of water

Tells us it is possible

An ocean exists

(Reference–Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Study in Scarlet")


The sweet morning air

Floating like a pink feather

Shames our petty cares

(Reference–Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Sign of the Four")


A house fire ignites

Instinct directs a woman

Straight to her treasure

(Reference--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,"A Scandal in Bohemia")

nature poetry

About the Creator

Denise Shelton

Denise Shelton writes on a variety of topics and in several different genres. Frequent subjects include history, politics, and opinion. She gleefully writes poetry The New Yorker wouldn't dare publish.

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