(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Monday, May 2, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 宝くじ はずれて辞表 また破り
    Drew a blank at the lottery - once again ripped up the letter of resignation


  • Congrats to @NicoleIsEnough :confetti_ball:
  • 破り basically means the tattered remains of something torn up, but can be used in many ways.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Life in one page

  1. 忘れ物してたまるかの十五階

Fairly easy kanji, again, but this one is a little tricky to parse.


  • I’m pretty sure it uses ()まる.
  • Don’t forget the か.

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.