For Ira

Taylor Rogers
Taylor Rogers


In her eyes, there you can fly

From places low, she takes you high

She holds the sky within her eyes

So you can fly

In her bones you have a home

A well-made shelter all homegrown

Take your throne within her bones

You have a home


“My body lies dead by the bank

My eyes closed, my bones know no strength.

The stars will be my sight, I’ll dwell within the caves

Waiting there to greet you, if you’d only call my name”


In her chest please take a rest

For weary minds she’s made a nest

She’d love to have you in her chest

Please take a rest

Through her blood the love does flood

An overflow of human hood

Take a dive into her blood

The love will flood


“My heart fell apart in his hands.

He squeezed me ‘til all blood was shed.

Now thunder holds my beat, the rivers are my veins,

Long enough to reach you if you swear to keep my face.”


“You can know me better than I ever knew myself”


In her breath there is no death

For only life can wind express

Join the trees and let us dance

There is no death

In her song we all belong

Ira’s voice does carry on

In the silence of her song, we all belong


“My voice has been slaughtered in vein.

My song and my beauty remain.

Who can slay the rain?”


He took her youth, he could not take her truth

“He took my youth, he could not take my truth”