Syeda Henna Babar Ali has been writing for over a decade and the poems are more forceful in their social commentary.

Henna either writes a highly subjective surreal style or one of pithy comment. A good example of the first is seen in,

"To Me":
In your frame I live.
Somehow , tormented words
Behead me.
I discover my body.
The moon in grass.
A line,
Blood  inflames.

Of the second, "Love" and "Education" would be complementary examples in terms of compactness as well as elaboration of a point. In poems like "The Past of Men and Women,"  "The Road," "The Past and Future," and "The Broken Mirror," she examines man-woman relationships of various types, in different modes, and she hs a searching eye for that which could but does not connect them.  Love, compassion, and fellowship seem distinctly absent; happiness is sees as a sentiment to be dreamed about but neither allowed nor sought actively enough to be actually a possibility.  Generally there is much energy despite the gloom. The energy flows freely into the writing.

Henna's awareness of the world around her is a positive aspect of the recent writing—in such poems as "United Europe."  "Political Time."  etc.—but her most well-achieved poems are those which concern the personal self in that the words have a more felt quality and the voice is agreeably direct. "Pregnancy". "Motherhood and Frustration". and "Dejection". are poems that attempt to think through the body and may well be the kind of poetry that will help develop a more particular kind of women’s poetry in Pakistan.