I am working on the poem "Romance X de la muerte del rey don Fernando..." for my Spanish class. (The poem can be found here: http://www.poesia-inter.net/indx0015.htm) I understand the beginning of it. Basically King Fernando is aching and ready to die; his feet are already facing east and he holds a candle in his hand. By his side stand archbishops and his 4 children; three are of his queen and one is a bastard. (someone correct me if I'm wrong!) It's the part after that that I don't understand... What does this mean? My guess: His bastard son would be freed by his death (then there are those 3 positions; are those what his brothers do?). The king then says, "If I don't die, child, you cannot reach it"??? I don't understand this. :shame: can someone help me out? Thanks!