(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Saturday, April 23, 2022


Previous senryu

  1. 目は一重アゴ二重に腹は三重
    めはひとえ・アゴ(が)ふたえに・はらはみえ
    Single eyelid, double chin, triple belly

Notes:

  • Congrats to @Gorbit99 :confetti_ball:
  • Close second to @Myria (and I was tempted by @OwenDG’s suggestion of “treble” instead)
  • Special thanks to @Gorbit99 for noticing and correcting my reading
  • I’m not sure why the が was dropped in the original, it’s a simple change present in other versions I’ve found to make the 7 (おん) count correct.
  • I’m still wondering if there is any hint of お(じゅう) (Japanese multi-tier lacquerware boxes for food) in the eye/chin/belly construction.

Current senryu challenge

  1. 喧嘩して勝った子も泣く幼稚園

けんかして・かったこもなく・ようちえん

Another easy one today from the “Children” volume. This one seems really sweet to me.

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