In this episode, I am reading the poetry of Elizabeth Paharsingh from her book “Quiet Noise.”
Quiet Noise is a collection of poems and prose for readers to either understand what some of that noise is like or for those who are experiencing it to know that they are not alone. The topics range from found, broken or forbidden love to mental health issues regarding depression, loss and peer pressure.
Elizabeth told me she used the title Quiet Noise, because that’s how she started writing to begin with; finding a way to release all the noise in her mind that she felt would be trapped there forever. Many of us are going through various stages in our lives and at some point we find ourselves with our minds filled with thoughts, ideas, and memories all at once, which can sound like noise. But while our minds are racing, we remain quiet and keep the noise to ourselves, and live with the noise alone.
Elizabeth is a single mother that, over the years, has struggled with physical and mental health. She found comfort in writing poetry in order to help with her struggles. Born and raised in Corozal Town, which is located about 84 miles north of Belize City, and 9 miles from the border with Mexico.
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