"An Inscription by the Sea" is the eighth and final song in Frank Lewin's Variations of Greek Themes.
Reminiscences of the earlier songs flow into each other as the vocal litany floats over an insistent rolling bass.
An Inscription by the Sea (Glaucus)
by Edwin Arlington Robinson
No dust have I to cover me,\t
My grave no man may show;\t
My tomb is this unending sea,
And I lie far below.\t
My fate, O stranger, was to drown;\t
And where it was the ship went down\t
Is what the sea-birds know.