Translation by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935)

An inscription by the sea
Language: English  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): ITA
No dust have I to cover me,
My grave no man may show;
My tomb is this unending sea,
And I lie far below.
My fate, O stranger, was to drown;
And where it was the ship went down
Is what the sea-birds know.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Una iscrizione", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2008-06-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:44
Line count: 7
Word count: 44