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 <> 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: :^)