For here we are here
daylight does not reach 
Vast depth on the wall

Alapeen Paper Patch Muslin
Calico Camlet Dimity Fustian
Serge linsey-woolsey say

A wainscot bedsten & Curtans
& vallains & iron Rodds
Many bedsteds were roped
"Bedsted. . . .& bed Rope

From The Midnight by Susan Howe. Copyright © 2003 by Susan Howe. Reprinted by permission of New Directions. All rights reserved.