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In their shame and avoidance of the painful lonesomeness these provoke, the people of Parkerton have tried but failed to forget them:
You imagine yourself waiting in that parking lot where 'a white bird sat sleeping on a broken pay phone,' or feel the vast lonesomeness of that hand in the empty park 'throwing potato chips into the white snow drifts just in case a bird decides to fly through here tonight'.
Then she'd lie awake in bed asking lonesomeness some questions.
And the lonesomeness in the sparks make them hunt for one another, but the mud is deaf and dumb.
He closed the door, ran out into the night, and onto the moor, that great flat expanse of land where all the people of that village walked in lonesomeness when life and its troubles seemed past bearing.
We see the entire Vietnam experience - days of boredom interspersed with moments of sheer terror, miserable weather, lonesomeness - everything from hand grenades to hemorrhoids.
RMP: In the title chapter of When I Was a Child I Wrote Books, you describe lonesomeness as a radical singularity that may be "one's greatest dignity and privilege" (90), and mention your objection to the idea of the solitary Western hero as always male.
To cope with her lonesomeness, the little girl lets her imagination journey beyond her bedroom window in search of hope and understanding.
However, Bubber is so lonesome that blowing his trumpet hard, loud, and fast relieves his lonesomeness, even though it also causes him to be careless about his surroundings.
Other snappers have managed to turn in flattering portraits of Her Lonesomeness without making her look like `Old Nosey', the first Duke of Wellington.
My lonesomeness augments by a cascading weir And someone somewhere just behind says with a yawn, "As soon as someone's ready their guide will appear Yet to the utmost closed-off sceptic ever born.
The Nashville Rage described Picott's second album as the "steel-mill grit of Bruce Springsteen and the desert lonesomeness of Guy Clark".