There is frequent reference to the sea, and it is both a cause of uncertainty and a path to a new life, yet he yearns for
the solidity of land.
Quoting liberally from the diaries and journals Robbins kept all of his life--full of his plans for self-improvement, his dreams (jotted down upon waking), and his fears--Vaill locates a sort of Rosebud motif in a song from West Side Story, "Somewhere," which yearns for
a place of peace and love.
Faith: The seeds stirred by the warmth of the sun / Will break their bonds when spring has come, / So slender faith that yearns for
light / Can push aside the hampering night / And open up an avenue / That lets the love of God shine through.
Rosie is 15, comes from a line of women named for flowers, and yearns for
a "juicy life." Asher, the new boy at school, has dreadlocks, recently divorced parents, and a penchant for unconventional clothes.
We can decide to live in ways that are relevant to a world that is tired of division and greed, that yearns for
reconciliation and justice.
Beautiful Narcissus is visibly losing strength as he yearns for
the self he sees in the waters.
Asked if this explains why young fundamentalists appear willing to commit suicide for men like bin Laden, Chesler responded, "The young Islamic male yearns for
protection and approval of his father....
Despite her sexual bravado, Nicole still occasionally yearns for
the touch of a man and she surreptitiously coaxes her ex-lover back into her life.
Louis Blues" is a female,  and in verse seven she yearns for
the sense of dominion, motion, and freedom represented by the masculine railroad line ("If I flag his train, I sho can ride").
Described by Diotima in Plato's Symposium and reinscribed in recent French thought, this desire is an ineluctable yearning that knows nevertheless that it yearns for
that which may burn and destroy, a risk caught in the story of Moses that remains determinative for the rabbis and so captivated Augustine who yearned to speak with God face to face.
He is successful and handsome; yet he yearns for
the male body more than he would like to admit.
In "Salt," Steven Heathcote yearns for
a spiritual connection with the earth.