“nothing could be less pretendingly alive than Old Mr Lyman’s white
house;unless it’s his barn–where(encouraged by a pair of charming
people & devout farmers,his son & daughterinlaw)I occasionally stroll”
-from Old Mr. Lyman in Adventures in Value Fifty Photographs by Marion Morehouse, Text by E.E. Cummings.
Frank Lyman inspired Cummings’ poems “old mr ly” and “now comes the good rain farmers pray for)and”