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'There Has To Be a Jail for Ladies' by Thomas Merton
   has the opening lines   
There Has to Be a Jail Where Ladies Go...
When they are poor, without nice things, and with their hair down, When their beauty is taken from them, when their hearts are broken ... (1915-1968), Merton lived as a Trappist monk
"Poor Ladies, Do Not Despair- God Will Come to Your Window With Skylarks And Pluck Each Year Like a White Rose."
   are the closing lines of   
There Has To Be a Jail for Ladies by Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
The Seven Storey Mountain
1948
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
There Has to Be a Jail for Ladies
"...when they are poor, without nice things, and with their hair down"
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
Zen and the Birds of Appetite
Essays and a dialogue with D. T. Suzuki, 1968
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
In the Dark Before Dawn
New Selected Poems, 2005
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
The Way of Chuang Tzu
1965
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
Seeds of Contemplation
1949






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