An Inscription by the Sea

"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.

Composer: Frank LewinText: Edwin Arlington RobinsonSong Collection: Variations of Greek Themes

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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 downt
Is what the sea-birds know.



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