Suzie Palmer, local poet and author wrote Prosperity Rat, inspired by her relationship with a rat named Gorgeous. The work was translated into Japanese by internationally acclaimed Haiku poet, Ban’ya Natsuishi. With exquisite sumi-e illustrations by Janice Bostok otherwise known as ‘Grandmother Haiku’, this edition limited to one hundred signed and numbered copies are collector’s items … at $10 a copy Prosperity Rat is the ideal gift.
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Here are two of the 11 sumi-e art sketches from Prosperity Rat .. together with two of the 26 haiku plus Japanese versions.
Contented Rat moulded to my hands
|Warming hearts Gorgeous Rat's shining bright eyes
Prosperity Rat on World Haiku Association.. Click here: World Haiku Association
Here are some photos of Gorgeous who inspired Prosperity Rat and Angel, the big cat. Precious, the little cat is there too! :