So alien I am in West and East,
No confidants true I have the least.
To heart Im telling my sorrowful mood,
To cheat my solitude, like child I brood.1

1.         This is Iqbals soliloquy to himself, when he is feeling himself alone without alter egos (friends) to have a tete-a-tete talk. Here alien means lonely.
(Soliloquy; talk to ones self.)