Author and monk Thomas Merton, right, visited with John Jacob Niles, singer Jacqueline Roberts and accompanist Janelle Dishman, left, at Niles’ Boot Hill Farm near Lexington in 1968, shortly before Merton’s accidental death. Niles set many of Merton’s poems to music, with Roberts’ voice in mind.
Author and monk Thomas Merton, right, visited with John Jacob Niles, singer Jacqueline Roberts and accompanist Janelle Dishman, left, at Niles’ Boot Hill Farm near Lexington in 1968, shortly before Merton’s accidental death. Niles set many of Merton’s poems to music, with Roberts’ voice in mind. Helm Roberts
Author and monk Thomas Merton, right, visited with John Jacob Niles, singer Jacqueline Roberts and accompanist Janelle Dishman, left, at Niles’ Boot Hill Farm near Lexington in 1968, shortly before Merton’s accidental death. Niles set many of Merton’s poems to music, with Roberts’ voice in mind. Helm Roberts