Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Indian Pipe (Monotropa Uniflora)
Pale, mournful flower, that hidest in shade Mid dewy damps and murky glade, With moss and mould, Why dost thou hang thy ghastly head, So sad and cold? Catherine E. BeecherTo the Monotropa, or Ghost Flower.
I hear, I hear The twang of harps, the leap Of fairy feet and know the revels ripe, While like a coral stripe The lizard cool doth creep, Monster, but monarch there, up the pale Indian Pipe. Charles De KayArcana Sylvarum.
Death in the wood, In the death-pale lips apart; Death in a whiteness that curdled the blood, Now black to the very heart: The wonder by her was formed Who stands supreme in power; To show that life by the spirit comes She gave us a soulless flower! Elaine GoodaleIndian Pipe. St. 4.