April is the cruellest month, breeding
What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante,
 I am not Russian; I come from Lithuania, I'm German. (Infoplease Editors)
 Fresh blows the wind / To the homeland / My Irish darling / Where do you linger? (Infoplease Editors)
V. Tristan und Isolde, i, verses 5-8.
[In this opening scene, a ship sails from Ireland to Cornwall carrying Isolde, accompanied by Tristan, to meet her betrothed, King Mark. A young sailor sings a melancholy song about a woman left behind. Later a magic potion is drunk by both Tristan and Isolde and they fall deeply in love. (Infoplease Editors)
 Od'→Oed' (Editor).
 Desolate and empty the sea (Infoplease Editors)
Id. iii, verse 24.
[In act 2 Tristan is mortally wounded and leaves Cornwall for his castle in Brittany, where, in act 3, a musical conversation takes place as he waits for Isolde to come to heal him. A shepherd is asked to look for Isolde's ship and this is his reply (Infoplease Editors)]
 I am not familiar with the exact constitution of the Tarot pack of cards, from which I have obviously departed to suit my own convenience. The Hanged Man, a member of the traditional pack, fits my purpose in two ways: because he is associated in my mind with the Hanged God of Frazer, and because I associate him with the hooded figure in the passage of the disciples to Emmaus in Part V. The Phoenician Sailor and the Merchant appear later; also the "crowds of people," and Death by Water is executed in Part IV. The Man with Three Staves (an authentic member of the Tarot pack) I associate, quite arbitrarily, with the Fisher King himself.
 Cf. Baudelaire:
[These are the opening lines of Les Sept Vieillards, roughly:
"si lunga tratta
"Quivi, secondo che per ascoltare,
 A phenomenon which I have often noticed.
 Cf. the Dirge in Webster's White Devil.
 Hypocrite reader!—my doppelganger—my brother! (Infoplease Editors)
V. Baudelaire, Preface to Fleurs du Mal.