The tumblers of the rapids go white, go green,
go changing over the gray, the brown, the rocks,
The fight of the water, the stones,
the fight makes a foam laughter
before the last look over the long slide
down the spread of a sheen in the straight fall.
‡‡‡‡Then the growl, the chutter,
‡‡‡‡down under the boom and the muffle,
‡‡‡‡the hoo hoi deep,
‡‡‡‡the hoo hoi down.
‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡this is Niagara.
Source: Carl Sandburg. The People, Yes. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1936. Section 70