In the writer’s career there are frequent lapses into a bald explicatory style that is very much rooted in the tradition of aphoristic wisdom and pithy foreclosures which appear to be both an artistic compulsion on the part of writers, and a psychological need on the part of readers.

The collection Wet sun is enlivened by poems addressed to specific individuals , Kishwar Naheed, Bano Qudsia, where the directness of language, and an eye for dry, realistic detail give the writing a sharpness and flavor.

There is also more formal experimentation in the Wet Sun poems, with the poet later settling down to a confident, sedate, style . On the whole however, one feels that the poet is moving towards greater clarity and insight and that out of the disappointment and pain will come a resilience and dignity which characterizes the work of great women poets.