Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Passing of Sherlock Holmes.


 JEREMY             BRETT


         The Passing of Sherlock Holmes

Deserted hives littered the cottage garden.

Some time one evening they must have sensed
The Keeper's hand withdrawn, reluctantly.

So, then, as one, they paused
To dance the ritual of the gathering;
Swarmed; then, bee by bee,
Returned in silence to the secret places. 

                                           Ray Wilcockson.

copyright Ray Wilcockson March 7, 2012.

                                            The Risen Holmes.

For Martin Freeman
      Holmesian           Haiku 

The risen Sherlock watches
 John in agony:
Everyman bereaved. 

                                       Ray Wilcockson 

copyright Ray Wilcockson 10 March, 2012. 


  1. Brett was a very masterly Holmes. Great post about Brett and the Granada series.

    Have you read the book "Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes" by David Stuart Davies. This book is a must read for fans of the Granada adaptation and/or Jeremy Brett.


  2. Yes, Brett served Doyle well. As to my mind does Livanov in the Russian series.

    I'm grateful for your book recommendation and thank you for your comment on my post. Tomorrow I publish the first part of a new post on A Scandal in Bohemia and Irene Adler. I hope it is of interest.