Mary Rose Harding


Mary Rose Harding was born in the Caribbean nation of Guyana into a family of  avid storytellers. Her father brought back exotic tales from the Amazon and her mother often welcomed writers, musicians and painters into their home.

At the age of 18, Mary Rose came to the U.S. to further her education. She earned her B.A. in Economics from Howard University in Washington, D.C., while also working on Embassy Row, More recent work experience includes environmental programs, promoting empower-ment seminars nationally, and government administration.

Mary Rose expresses her passion for writing through poetry that keenly reflects her personal experiences. Her first poetry book, Taking Off The Masque celebrates themes of adversity transformed into strength. Together with its companion CD which features original compositions by acclaimed pianist, Peter Kater, it vividly depicts the journey of her life.

Her second book, Experiencing Poetry with fresh eyes/ Framing the Silence, is currently available as an e-book on, with a print version forthcoming. She currently resides in South Florida, where her poetry readings and written reviews add to the mix of tropical warmth and light.



By Mary Rose Harding

These are my poems…

         poems which resound

from the keyboard of my life


Striking deep chords

of melancholy

And mellifluous notes

of sublime ecstacy.



in a

bittersweet melody…


Only to seek refuge

in these tattered pages

And avoid

the curse

of oblivion!