A White Chrysanthemum

First published in Woodnotes #22, Autumn 1994, page 39.

A White Chrysanthemum by Alex Benedict, Jerry Kilbride, Carolyn Talmadge, and Kenneth Tanemura; edited by Paul O. Williams. Two Autumns Press, 1994, 20 pages, paperback, 5½ by 8½ inches. $5.00 postpaid from Ebba Story, 478 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, California 94110 [address no longer correct]. This book commemorates the fifth reading in the Two Autumns reading series, held at San Francisco’s Fort Mason on July 17, 1994. The title of this book comes from the following Bashō haiku chosen by editor Paul O. Williams:


a white chrysanthemum—

not a mote of dust

meets the eye