(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Saturday, May 7, 2022


Previous senryu

  1. 花の名を聞いてケンカの仲なおり
    はなのなを・きいてケンカの・なかなおり
    Upon asking (or hearing) the name of the flower / our quarrel ended

Notes:

  • No winners but @Arzar33 and @Gorbit99 came close.

  • This is my own translation. Not terribly poetic, I’m afraid.

  • It’s a story of someone using flowers to apologize after a quarrel.

  • It involves 花言葉(はなことば) (saying things with flowers).

Current senryu challenge

Volume: whatever

  1. ナイターの拍手隣家と敵味方

No hints. A dictionary should be all the help you need with this 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.