The Song of Roland

Author: Anonymous  | Date: 1050


Passes the day, the darkness is grown deep.

That Emperour, rich Charles, lies asleep;

Dreams that he stands in the great pass of Size,

In his two hands his ashen spear he sees;

Guenes the count that spear from him doth seize,

Brandishes it and twists it with such ease,

That flown into the sky the flinders seem.

Charles sleeps on nor wakens from his dream.


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Chicago: Anonymous, "LVI," The Song of Roland Original Sources, accessed February 6, 2023,

MLA: Anonymous. "LVI." The Song of Roland, Original Sources. 6 Feb. 2023.

Harvard: Anonymous, 'LVI' in The Song of Roland. Original Sources, retrieved 6 February 2023, from