Fumbling silence in the White House seeps out over the country like a cold
fog over a river bed where no stream runs.
- Dean Gooderham Acheson Letter to Harry S Truman, 28 May, alluding to the Eisenhower
administration. Quoted in David S McLellan and David C Acheson
(eds) Among Friends: Personal Letters of Dean Gooderham Acheson
The riverbed, dried-up, half full of leaves. Us, listening to a
river in the trees.
- SeamusJustin Heaney TheHaw Lantern,'ForBernard and Jane McCabe',