(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 目の前に違う教師がいる目覚め
    On waking / before my eyes / is the wrong teacher


  • Congrats to @JazzFuneral with an assist from @mitrac :confetti_ball:
  • I could be wrong, but the 目覚(めざ)め wording makes me feel the sense is being startled awake, realizing that you’d slept through class and woken up in a different one.
  • Mitrac’s suggestion allows it to work in English with the original order, too: “Before my eyes / upon waking / is the wrong teacher”.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: 強烈(きょうれつ) (Intense)

  1. 誰かじゃなくて何かに似ている人

Hopefully another fairly easy one suitable for even beginners. Tomorrow will be a hard one.

Remember to please use the spoiler tag with your translation attempts! Also, please include the reading in kana with your submission.

Everyone is encouraged to participate, no matter your level!

Online tools like dictionaries, sentence databases, and even AI translation engines are fair game and can be extremely helpful. Yomichan is particularly handy if you use the Chrome or Firefox browser.

Here’s the link to the spreadsheet with all the upcoming senryu as well as the translations to date.