The Saratoga Patch declared the Saratoga Blossom Festival a Hit! Nearly 3,000 people attended the free event on Saturday, March 23, 2013, remembering the city’s past, at the Civic Center and Heritage Orchard. Among them, were four of us poets reading poetry at the Warner Hutton House near the Saratoga Civic Center.

Four Blossoms                     blossoms

Parthenia Hicks, Mary Lou Taylor, Erica Goss, and Nils Peterson

The same day, on March 23, 2013, another of my poems showed on My Daily Poems.

Freeway North to San Francisco
by Mary Lou Taylor

Out of the mix of oily black
and molten light
a rainbow rises
each wide band
clear and separate
as strands of colored ribbon.
It arcs across the sky
comes to rest on hilly green.

Instead of fading
hiding the spot
where the pot of gold lies buried
this one holds its color
slides down a roadside oak
dyes it in paler hues
enters my car, moves closer
rests in the seat beside me.

From The Fringes of Hollywood (Jacaranda Press, 2002)

This entry was posted in Poetry.


  1. Judith Blase says:

    Congratulations, Mary Lou, for a well-deserved award! I’m so glad that your extraordinary talent, dedication, and efforts on behalf of others are being recognized and rewarded. Fondest regards — Judith Blasé

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