X is for Xantippe, Western Australia

Continuing the A-Z of Australian country towns with attendant haiku, today is the letter X.

I’d love to hear from you about these posts. Please use the “Leave a comment” link just below the title of the post.

Xantippe
The only location in the Australian Post Code list beginning with X is Xantippe. It is said that when the workers building Australia’s Rabbit Proof Fence hit Xantippe, the ground was so hard they could barely make a dent on the surface. They named the place for Socrates’ wife who was reported to be a cold, hard woman.
http://www.dalwallinu.wa.gov.au/about-dalwallinu-places-of-interest-xantippe.aspxiphone vaughn's wedding et al 162

Xantippe
Rabbit fence foundered
on Xantippe’s rock hard ground.
Back-breaking labour.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.