"Requies" is the fourth and final song of Louis Campbell-Tipton's song cycle Four Sea Lyrics. The song cycle sets the poetry of Arthur Symons.

Date: 1914Composer: Louis Campbell-TiptonText: Arthur SymonsSong Collection: Four Sea Lyrics

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by Arthur Symons

O is it death or life that sounds
Like something strangely known
In this subsiding out of strife,
This low sea monotone?

A sound scarce heard through sleep
Murmurs as the August bees
That fill the forest hollows deep
About the roots of trees.

O is it death or life, or is it
Hope or memory
That quiets all things with this breath
Of the eternal sea?

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Four Sea Lyrics

Composer(s): Louis Campbell-Tipton

Song(s): 1. After Sunset
2. Darkness
3. The Crying of Water
4. Requies

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G. Schirmer: "Requies"

Composer(s): Louis Campbell-Tipton

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