Here is the common quaking grass, with its slender, smooth, spreading branches.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
BRIZA, L. QUAKING GRASS.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Through quaking grass and waving weed
Rises and falls the river—theme;
Vibrating rush and trembling reed
Are but the harpstrings of the stream.
"The Silent Muse" by Alfred Austin
Where hardly a human foot could pass,
Or a human heart would dare,
On the quaking turf of the green morass
He crouched in the rank and tangled grass,
Like a wild beast in his lair.
"The Slave In The Dismal Swamp" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They have stolen away before the dawn,
No print in the May-dew on the lawn
Betrays the way their light feet taking
Set not the quaking grass to shaking,
Running so light-foot in the dawn.
"Flower O' The Year" by Katharine Tynan