(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. こんなおれでもこの世ではオンリーワン
    even lowly / me — the only me / in the whole world


  • Another fun one despite my struggles with advanced mathematics (uh, counting).
  • :confetti_ball: to Axazel
  • Final 4-5-4 result is a mish-mash from multiple entries
  • :trophy: to @fallynleaf

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Global Truths

  1. 相合傘濡れてるほうが惚れている

Lots of kanji today. I hope I’m not the only one that had to look up 惚れる.

I just tried my hand at this one, and once again I (probably wrongly) think the sentiment is easy to understand. The difficulty is turning it into three short stanzas of English!

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 are the links to the 356 Japanese originals (spoiler free) and to the the spreadsheet with all the upcoming senryu as well as the translations to date.