The history of the seed and the plant, of which this song forms part, was performed as a play to entertain our audience of children during a family visit to the prison. Imagination had no limits when it came to kindling a small flame of hope in our hearts. With the scarce resources available to us, we made costumes and dressed up as a jester, a gardener, a sun, and clowns, and thus attired we came out to meet our loved ones that day, much to the surprise of the soldiers, who watched us from a distance not understanding what was going on.
This children’s song was one of three in this genre I composed during my imprisonment.
Published on: 23 September 2015
looking for a little seed.
A little bird told me
“dig, dig, and you will find it”.
In the little hole I made
I found the little seed
seated and drinking water
and its belly was nice and fat.
It grew, it grew and it got as far as the moon,
the seed became a plant.
Its legs grew, its arms too.
It became lovely with flowers that opened.
I gave it my affection; it gave me her love.
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