French Nuclear Tests in the Pacific


We're glad of what they did to you
At Agincourt and Waterloo.
And now the Franco-Prussian War
Is something we feel strongly for.
So take your bread and take your wines,
Your twisted loaves and twisted vines,
Your selfish quest for nuclear power
And stick them up your Eiffel Tower.


by Shirley-Anne MacKellar
Southern Highlands
Papua New Guinea
(from "Post Courier", Port Moresby, circa 1973)