Bird Note

Bird Note:
Birds of Philadelphia
by Ameer Holmes

​Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia is building an expanded archive of cultural memory that includes multiple histories, re-place-ing the established with new narratives and understandings. Notes consider place via the street, sound, food, trees, and other portals.

In partnership with educator Joshua Block, students from Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy are creating and publishing their Philadelphia Field Notes. Ameer Holmes shares images of birds from two morning walks accompanied by self-composed music and a reflective poem below.

 

Birds Eat
Eat Worms
Worms Dig
Dig Holes
Holes Close
Close Inward
Inward Towards
Towards Earth
Earth That
That Breaths
Breaths Life
Life Into
Into Birds

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