The results of the Hailstone Haibun Challenge were as follows.
Grand Prix: The Greatest Artist by Toshi Ida
Encouragement Prizes: Fontaine des Innocents by Ellis Avery; Ode to a Lily by Keiko Yurugi; Kamogawa Haibun by John Dougill
These pieces will not be published on the Icebox, but it is hoped may feature in Hailstone’s next anthology. 17 people, including judge Nobuyuki Yuasa, attended the Prize-giving & Reading meet in Takatsuki on Valentine’s Day.
inside a lily-bud
seemingly secured –
(from Keiko Yurugi’s Ode to a Lily)