Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: "If Jupiter and Saturn meet..." quote is from Yeats
From: maus@Morgan.COM (Malcolm Austin)
Date: 1991-05-02, 06:49
> >In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> slab@psych.Stanford.EDU (Stephen LaBerge) writes:
> >I don't think anyone has previously identified the source of
> >Wily Wyndom's incantation. It's from one of W. B. Yeats's most
> >recondite collections of poems, the "Supernatural Songs."
> >The complete quote is as follows:
> > Conjunctions
> > If Jupiter and Saturn meet,
> > What a crop of mummy wheat!
> > The sword's a cross; thereon He died:
> > On breast of Mars the Goddess sighed.
While not denying the validity of additional interpretations, I thought it
would be useful to add this grist to the mill: :^)