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English translation: flow of idealistic color / romance which is needed

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08:11 Feb 8, 2009
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / novel
English term or phrase: need
This below is about 'the Thames' of London which is made from paper and card.(in Gareth Evans's 'Ultima Thule')
But I don't know how to understand the meaning of 'flow of need', please help.

"It(the Thames) is glassy, a fixed flow of need, at permanent high, layered in sheets to give an idyll hue and shifting glint to its way."
malamour
Local time: 07:45
English translation:flow of idealistic color / romance which is needed
Explanation:
flow of demand, and the flow of need,

need is a constant and demand is the variable.

The Thames is the main draw card, it is needed by people and has a romantic connection with the people. Without the Thames would London be so romantic? It has an idealistic flow of color which is is needed not demanded.
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Gary D
Local time: 09:15
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flow of idealistic color / romance which is needed


Explanation:
flow of demand, and the flow of need,

need is a constant and demand is the variable.

The Thames is the main draw card, it is needed by people and has a romantic connection with the people. Without the Thames would London be so romantic? It has an idealistic flow of color which is is needed not demanded.

Gary D
Local time: 09:15
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