Mieszko Pieczonka
Mieszko Pieczonka voted up Virginia Lou's answer

Dear Anon,

Sometime before 1880, Sidney Lanier addressed your Q in splendorous fashion in his SONG OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE, here are the first ten lines:

Out of the hills of Habersham, 

Down the valleys of Hall, 

I hurry amain to reach the plain, 

Run the rapid and leap the fall, 

Split at the rock and together again, 

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