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Re: She moved through the fair

Posted by Shae on January 10, 2004

In Reply to: She moved through the fair posted by Lewis on January 09, 2004

: : : Does anybody know the meaning of the following phrases:
: : : "she crossed the green"
: : She walked across the grassy ground.
: : : "in the same intellectual plane"?
: : understands the same concepts

: this post reminds me of that haunting air - 'as she moved/walked through the fair' - I seem to have quite a number of versions - in the hands of a good singer it can be a masterpiece.

: 'in the same intellectual plane' sounds rather Lloyd Cole, but anyway a plane is a two dimensional shape of zero thickness, so to be aligned 'on the same plane' means that there is an unusual connection between two people.

'She moved through the fair' is a poem written by IRISH (yay hay!!!!) poet, Padraic Collum. The air to which it is sung is 'traditional,' meaning that the name of the composer is unknown. One of the best versions, in my opinion, is rendered by Loreena McKennitt.