Tuesday, July 10, 2018



Bless My Life

Bless my life with your warmth,
uplift my body with your holy hand.
Make me the flame of your holy alter,
The incessant flame would brighten,
the day and night.
Light my soul with your holy flame.
let your divine hand touch the dark hour,
Twinkling stars beget in your holy bower,
The eternal darkness fades away
from your blinking eyes,
And see your light in the darkest alcove
where thy light might lie.
My pain, my darkness my sadness
would burn in your heavenly flame. .
Light my life with your blessed flame.


Come Secretly, Come Silently

Come secretly, come silently as my dark night's rainfall,
Like bewildered shower, in my land of dreams.
Oh! my Divine in radiance in the duskiness, touch my soul and breath,
The sun and stars will be meaningless to me.
When all are lost in slumber, engulf me, embrace me, rob me of my sleep
Enter my lonesome room, in the garb of music
Answer, answer to my endless tears and shimmering smiles.

I Long To Listen

I keep my ears alert, ever alert
At the deepest door of my heart.
What secret dialogue of pathos and joys?
Of what hidden flute?
Do I long to listen?
Again and again?
The bee turns stoical there,
For the solitary blue lotus.
The unknown night bird that lost its mate,
Sings alone in the darkness.
Who knows who He is to me!
I feel some of His presence,
The rest I only guess.
I fail to understand much of Him,
Oh, does his message find expression,
At rare moments?
In my words?
Oh! I know He sends me messages,
Under the cover of modes & melodies,
Again and again.


TABASSUM TAHMINA SHAGUFTA HUSSEIN lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, she was influenced by the natural beauty of Chittagong. Her liberal family background played a vital role to her modern thinking. In her both SSC and HSC she secured Position in the Merit list. But instead of pursuing traditional subjects having lucrative future in professions she studied English Literature. After getting her Masters Degree in British and American Literature she served as a faculty in the department of English in Private Universities. She likes challenge and joined corporate world later. And became Head of training of HR Division. Now she is a free-lance resource person. She is an aesthetic. She loves and breathes literature. For her “There is no end of learning”. She has interest in Art, Painting, History, Philosophy, Theology, Psychology. She loves recitation and takes part in recitation programs regularly.  Reading and travelling are her hobbies. She strongly supports Equal Rights, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Right.  She strongly believes in humility and civility. As a philanthropist, she tries to improve educational system by serving as the member of Governing Body of her hometown college. She is currently doing her second Masters in Human Resources Management. She loves to interpret literature and art with the colors of her mind.she regularly reads poetry and tries to write poems. She sees beauty in everything. From floating clouds to the blade of grass. Aestheticism is the essence of her existence.


  1. These poems touch my soul, feeling somethings like other world, though I work like robot everyday and think probably i have no soul, but it made me awaken to get feeling that still I have soul. So proud of you to get you in our big family.

    1. Thank you very much for your kind comment. I m honoured and humbled to be the part of this group. We work like machine , we have become self centered. Yet there is a tiny part of us which exists in us to feel. Just for a moment forget the self and look at the limitless sky then we will be able to feel the presence of the Divine. Your comment will inspire me. This encouragement will inspire me to feel n write more. Thank you for your kindness. I shall ever remain grateful to you.
      Love light peace n harmony
      TaTabassum.Tahmina.Shagufta Hussein

  2. I am truly and humbly honoured to be a part of this Spiritual Anthology. It is a great joy to be with all the poets from around the world under the same roof of OPA. Thank you, OPA Editorial Board and all involved with this beautiful piece. Congratulations and best wishes to all poets and friends from OPA. Thank you, all the readers. I hope and pray that you will enjoy all the poems of spiritual journey and experience in this Anthology. God Bless.

  3. welcome to OPA family.god bless, Asoke kumar mitra

  4. Dear Sir,
    Greetings!Thank you very much indeed for your kind blessings and warm welcome. I am glad to be the part of this family. I seek to learn about the various aspects of life. I am blessed that I belong to OPA family now. There is no end of learning. I have no ego. I seek to meet the similar minds to learn from their spiritual journey and experience and therefore to be enlightened and enriched. I feel so blessed. Please keep us in your prayers n blessings.
    Peace and Harmony,
    Best regards,
    Sincerely and respectfully
    Tabassum.Tahmina.Shagufta Hussein
    Fb ID:Shagufta Hussein

  5. Deep emotions expressed beautifully through words. The music metaphors are quite stunning. Keep writing, Shagufta.

    1. Dear Blessed Ma'am Linda Imber,
      Greetings! Thank you so much for your kind appreciation.This will motivate me. When you mentioned Music Metaphors, then let me say, those were my "Songs of self". A soul torn apart by the pain of loss. You also gave me encouragement by saying "Keep writing Shagufta " I wish I could express my feelings. Your inspiration will give me confidence yet a humble n polite one. Keep me in your prayers n blessings. God bless you.
      Love, light, learning peace n harmony
      Sincerely, respectfully n truly
      As always

  6. I would love to publish as reprints some of the wonderful work in this blog of spiritual poetry. I am the poetry editor for Braided Way Magazine braidedway.org. you can send poetry at my address: BraidedPoetry@protonmail.com

    Isabella Colalillo Katz

  7. Dear Madam,
    Greetings!Please excuse my reply in delay as the notification went to the spam folder.Thank you very much indeed for your kind appreciation.It is my great pleasure and honour.
    Wish you a very good day!
    Best regards,
    Sincerely yours,