Word High July: Humaling


Though a medical man by task,

But few patients came, alas

So while waiting one to arrive

Bloomed his deep fondness to write.


A Study in Scarlet, his first tale

About a detective without a fail

Thrilled the readers down to the bones

And bravo! The world had Sherelock Holmes!


– r prab


(This is a tribute to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who created Sherlock Holmes! Doyle, by profession, was a physician and this fact has ever fascinated me that it was while waiting for the patients to arrive, who came very rarely, his extreme fondness towards writing stories got a chance to prosper. He composed A Study in Scarlet, the first novel which introduced Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to the world. It was published in 1880. Doyle later said he was inspired by his University professor Joseph Bell, considered to be a pioneer of ‘forensic pathology’- using science for criminal investigation, to create the character of Sherlock Holmes.Β  I would say, if you have an extreme fondness towards doing something, it finds its way to bloom anyways! The above painting that I made is after referring the image of Conan Doyle’s writing room, which I found on Wikimedia.)


Arthur Conan Doyle’s writing room, Groombridge, UK


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19 thoughts on “Word High July: Humaling

  1. What an interesting post. I didn’t know the story of how Conan Doyle came to write his famous novels and your poem about it is delightful, too. I particularly like your painting – that’s lovely. Well done! πŸ˜ƒ


    • Hi Millie! Thank you so much for the appreciations! Haha I remember reading this information many years ago, in the back cover of a thick book “The Complete Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes” πŸ™‚


  2. What an interesting, well planned post about one of my top five favorite authors of all time. Of all the things I lost in my life, I miss the leather bound special edition complete works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Great post, Sir.

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