Henry Van Dyke (Nov 10, 1852 - Apr 10, 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Educated at Princeton, Van Dyke graduated from its theological seminary in 1877 and became a Presbyterian minister. His early works were first read aloud to his congregation in New York as sermons. These quickly brought him recognition. Other stories and anecdotal tales were gathered at regular intervals into volumes.
The Blue Flower is a short story by Henry Van Dyke. It revolves around a little boy, lying in his bed after nightfall, falling asleep and waking up all over again. His mind was occupied by stories, told his some enigmatic Stranger. A story of a treasure was the one that thrilled him most. But the treasure was not a pile of gold and silver, for he cared not about it. It was a mysterious Blue Flower, a symbol of passion and inspiration the wanted so much. But what will come of his dreams when the night is through?