When I began writing my poem “The Quiet Corner” I did so with an attempt to describe what this precious, special place means to me. Once I finished my poem, I realized how important a little, quiet corner can truly be for anyone. In my opinion, everyone can and should have a quiet, little corner. Even if having a little corner gives immediate reason for people to wrongly classify you as a “lone” individual or label you as a “recluse” I think it is extremely important to have time for yourself and yourself only. You have to know that you are more important than what others think of you. That is not selfish. It is valuable and important to your overall quality of life. If you spend all of your days worrying about what others think of you, then you will throw to the curb every single opportunity to learn about who you are and to make the appropriate decisions in your life that will enable you to become the person you want to be. This is critical in enjoying your life altogether and in paving a future that you envision or desire for your life. Remember, if people criticize you it’s a complete waste of your time to try to convince them that they are wrong. People who love to criticize will always criticize you. That’s like a job for some people. Don’t waste your time. Remember, the only life that you can define for yourself is your own life. Start there, as that is truly the only place that you can do something about at nearly any given time. As a poetess, my little quiet corner naturally involves quite a bit of poetry. As a result, I would like to share my poem entitled “The Quiet Corner” with you. It is my quiet corner, so I am not certain that it will necessarily be a corner you will precisely associate with. Nonetheless, I personally hope it inspires you in such a way that you will take something positive with you as a result of reading it. 
Before reading my poem “The Quiet Corner” please do me a favor and click on the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN4DYlI0jR0 and listen to Stjepan Hauser & Luka Sulicplay their magnificent music. My poem “The Quiet Corner” is the 4th poem in my newly published book “A Poetess’ First Flight” which you can find online at https://www.amazon.com/or directly on the publisher’s site http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/a-poetess-first-flight/ should you be interested in getting a copy for yourself.

The Quiet Corner
a poem by
Carmen A. Cisnadean

Siloed in a quiet corner
Binding letters in a tide,
Whose meek
And peaceful drift
Quells the waves
That whack the bulwark
Of the vessel deep inside,
Toils the poetess, at night.

There the intellectual fillips
Cauterize her sentiments,
Whose catharsis
Of bold currents
Brace the wind
That yields the quivers
Of her literary sails,
Sailcloth’s flutter in her chest.

There the storm surge
Takes precedence in her hands,
Whose pale
And restless fingers
Lucubrate at candlelight
In the corner where the letters
Paint a staircase towards God,
There her life is sacrosanct.

I found myself a little corner where I can do what I do best, CREATE. I am well aware that as long as I have my little corner I am truly blessed. A little corner of my own is more than I could ever ask the heavens for. I found myself a little corner, quiet, except that I do love music funnel through me. And this will never change.

Carmen A. K.
(aka Carmen A.  Cisnadean)


  • Carmen A. Cisnadean

    The Creative Visionary

    My love and passion for the written word, for the power of language and communication, has led me to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Minor in Russian from the University of South Carolina, a school that graced me with cum laude honors. My intention was born out of an immense appreciation for language as a powerful means of communication, a vital and indispensable component of human life. Studying language and culture, augmented my appreciation for the complexity and importance of language and the written word as a whole in the context of not only human life but also social interaction. When I was a child, my favorite toy was a movie projector. I was fascinated with the process of storytelling and loved being the narrator. For me, however, it wasn’t just about the words and how the words were precisely spoken and carefully chosen, but also about the visual art accompanying the words, the experience as a whole, and the overall message which fascinated me.

    In my free time, I love to sketch, ink, draw, read, learn, research, listen to classical music, create, spend time in nature, and experiment with words. When it comes to writing, my poetry writing is very closely linked to outstanding music and fantastic visual art, both which serve as major sources of inspiration and influence in my life. I have many artists I adore, but two of my absolute favorites are the Russian artist Michael Cheval and the English artist John William Waterhouse. Two of my favorite composers of music are the Polish composer Abel Korzeniowski and the German composer Hans Zimmer, both composers of film scores, and composers like Dvorak, Wagner, Paganini, Rossini, Schubert, Vivaldi, Korsakov, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, to name just a few. When it comes to literature I love the romantics. My favorite poetess is Emily Dickinson and my favorite poet is Mihai Eminescu.

    In summary, I am a woman that believes in the power and beauty of authentic artistic expression, in the power to be a positive influence in the world. Should you desire to learn more, please visit my website at https://www.carmenthecreativevisionary.com/