A poetess with a distinctive style

A poetess with a distinctive style

Karachi:What makes the poets sound different from each other, as they all pass through almost the same experiences of love and hatred? But the poets who are known for their individual style have a capacity to feel and depict their experiences in their own way. And that is what we call style.

Promising poetess Naina Adil also has her own style — her own way to depict her experiences.

She is also writing the “story and the fate of human beings”. She seems more modest in her poetic works and she confesses that at times the actual reality disappears but that doesn’t matter to the poetess.

She declares in her couplets that as she is consistent in making images of the dislocated reality which is in fact her ideal. Hence it would be proper to note that from many (past) decades, the artists, writers and poets are discussing the same reality but with a difference and this ‘difference’ is the actual asset to the creativity in Urdu literature.

Naina Adil, a teacher by profession, is emerging as a good poetess, short story writer, and critic. The images of the reality in her poetry can be seen form her Urdu couplets which follow:

‘Chashme purnam mein pinhan the toofan kaaie — jin ka zahir mein koi kanara na tha:

Naina a’ankhon mein shab bhar chamkta raha — wo jo qismat ka mairi sitara na tha.”

The poetess laments her fate, saying that it was not possible to convert her dream into reality. She knows that the star that shines in her eyes between the drops (as she sweeps the whole night) is far away of her fate, but she is committed to seeing the same star under all circumstances.

In two of her other couplets she says that despite the fact that the mirror shows a contradictory reflection that looks sometimes known and sometimes strange, it is a kind of curiosity that culminates into a passion.

In her Urdu line she depicts this poetic reality as follows:

“Ik aks a’aiene mein musalsal — aashna he kabhi ajnabi he: Roze mehshar hi ab khatm ho gi — wo qayamat jo dil mein machchi he.”

Her latest collection of poems, Ghazals, sounds fantastic, capturing today’s sensibilities with unique metaphors and symbols.

Her poetic view says that she is now at a place where she thinks herself a missing person and only finds herself in the company of her lover. Moreover she finds herself in such a magical atmosphere or she has been so mesmerised that trouble makers also look like trouble shooters and this is all because of the vigorous force of love and passion. Her Urdu couplets say “Ishq ye kaisi reh pe le a’aya — khud ko dhoondha jahan tujhe paaya — khud faraibi ke aik jungle mein — khaar bhi misle gul nazar a’aya — yun achanak wo mil gia mujh ko — jaise shidat kid hoop mein saaya.”

In her other short stories such as ‘Pakistan ka badsha’, ‘Baichaari’, ‘Qasim Ka Khuda’ and others she brings to light miseries of life in a class set up. She rejects exploitation of people in this society and the undercurrents of her stories raising voice for the week and down-trodden sections of the society.

Her latest couplets of a ‘ghazal’ highlight amazing aspect of the beliefs and conceptions of people and take advantage of these beliefs in an amazing poetic style while adding “khushi ka jo lamha chale a’asman se — pohnchne mein ham tak zamana laga de — tamana ka mitna tau mumkin naheen he — magar he ye mimkin keh ham ko mita de.”

Naina Adil tells that her original name is Humaira Adil, but she prefers to write in Urdu with her pen name.

She has done her masters in Urdu from Federal Urdu University and is planning to become doctor by getting philosophy of doctorate in a subject in Urdu literature, in future.

Naina has written many critical essays on poetry, fiction and other prominent literary personalities. She says that she was compiling her poetic works and short stories to bring about her two separate collections titled ‘Chaman Zare Hasti’ containing her poetry and ‘Iztirab-e-Fann’ containing her Urdu short stories.

Adil Sherwan, her husband who is her colleague in the filed of education, says that professionally he is an accountant, but takes lots of interest in education and used to teach children along with his wife. Sherwan has a very good taste of literature, but says that he liked the poetry and other prose work by his wife and that was why he fully backed his wife’ efforts. The couple is living a very happily life with their three children; two daughters and a son.The news