Daniel Mitsui  ~  Poetry



POETRY ~ DANIEL MITSUI


My approach to poetry is like my approach to visual art; I want my verse to be traditional yet original, intricately detailed, and vigorously medieval in spirit. I write both religious and humorous poetry, in meter and rhyme, with an early modern diction. I prefer popular, singable verse forms, such as carols and ballads. I invite composers to set my words to music; some already have, and have allowed their compositions to be downloaded here.


COLLECTIONS

RELIGIOUS POEMS

HUMOROUS POEMS

MUSICAL SETTINGS of MY POETRY




POETRY COLLECTIONS



The WRETCH on the GALLOWS TREE




My first poetry collection, The Wretch on the Gallows Tree, will be published in early 2024. It includes forty religious poems, mostly carol and hymn texts on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, following the sequence of the liturgical year. I designed the typefaces, ornament, and illustrations used in the book. Its price will be $16.

The print version is not yet available, but it can be pre-ordered here. I will send anyone who places an advance order a .pdf of the manuscript immediately, and a copy of the printed book as soon as it is ready. Please contact me if you are interested in a review copy.

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RELIGIOUS POEMS



              
 
THE BESOM OF RUIN
A Song of Consolation

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE GOD OVER GODS
A Triumphant Hymn

Available here for $3.
              
 
COME TO THE FEAST
A Song for the Downtrodden

Available here for $3.
              
 
MARY BEARS EMMANUEL
A Hymn for Advent

Available here for $3.
              
 
A CARRACK AND TWO CARAVELS
A Carol for Advent

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE DEW FALLS
A Hymn for Advent

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE FRUIT OF THY WOMB
A Hymn for Advent

Available here for $3.
              
 
WHEN GOD MADE ADAM
A Hymn for Christmas at Midnight

Available here for $3.
              
 
GOOD SHEPHERDS
A Carol for Christmas at Midnight

Available here for $3.
              
 
A LIGHT SHINES TODAY
A Ballade for Christmas at Daybreak

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE WORD OF GOD
A Carol for Christmas Day

Available here for $3.
              
 
PURPLE AND PALL
A Ballad on the Ara Cæli

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE VIRGIN SANG
A Christmas Lullaby

Available here for $3.
              
 
SING NOWELL
A Carol for Christmastide

Available here for $3.
              
 
NEW YEARS AND AGES
A Carol for Circumcision Day

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE CITY YONDER
A Carol for Christmas or Epiphany

Available here for $3.
              
 
PELEJOEZELGIBBORABIADSARSHALOM
A Carol for Christmas or Epiphany

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE WISEST OF THE WISE
A Hymn for Epiphany

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE TREASURES OF THE EARTH
A Hymn for Epiphany

Available here for $4.
              
 
JESUS LIVES IN EGYPT
A Carol on the Flight into Egypt

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE WAY TO BETHLEHEM
A Carol for Epiphanytide

Available here for $3.
              
 
GOD IS IN THE TEMPLE AGAIN
A Carol for Candlemas

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
A Carol for Epiphany, Good Friday, or the Last Judgment

Available here for $3.
              
 
SING A SONG OF AGES
A Nursery Rhyme on the Infancy, Passion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Available here for $5.
              
 
VANITAS VANITATUM
A Song on Earthly Transience

Available here for $3.
              
 
GOD FORGIVES
A Call to Repentance

Available here for $3.
              
 
BE NOT AFRAID
A Call to Bravery

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE SEEDS IN ADAM’S SKULL
A Ballad on the History of the Holy Cross

Available here for $7.
              
 
IN THE DESERT
A Carol on the Temptation of Jesus Christ

Available here for $3.
              
 
MOUNT TABOR
A Hymn on the Transfiguration

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE ANGEL’S GREETING
A Carol on the Annunciation

Available here for $3.
              
 
MAIDEN WITHOUT DAPPLE
A Carol on the Annunciation

Available here for $3.
              
 
THY BOSOM FRIEND
A Carol on the Betrayal of Jesus Christ

Available here for $3.
              
 
COME WAVING BRANCHES
A Carol for Palm Sunday

Available here for $3.
              
 
BAKÈD BREAD AND WINE SO RED
A Carol for Maundy Thursday

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE BREAD OF LIFE
A Eucharistic Carol

Available here for $3.
              
 
SING WELLAWAY
A Carol on the Agony in the Garden

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE HEMLOCK
A Carol on the Death of Jesus Christ

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE HEN SHRIKE
A Ballad on the Death of Jesus Christ

Available here for $3.
              
 
A GODFORSAKEN GOD
An Alphabet on the Death of Jesus Christ

Available here for $6.
              
 
NO GREATER LOVE
A Romance on the Death of Jesus Christ

Available here for $6.
              
 
A WRETCH ON A GALLOWS TREE
A Song of Consolation

Available here for $3.
              
 
BROKEN THINGS
A Ballad for the Holy Triduum

Available here for $3.
              
 
SEVEN TIMES SEVEN
A Counting Song on the Passion of Jesus Christ

Available here for $4.
              
 
FELIX CULPA
A Carol for the Vigil of Easter

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE SIGN OF JONAH
A Carol for Easter

Available here for $3.
              
 
CHRIST IS RISEN
A Carol for Easter

Available here for $3.
              
 
HE IS NOT DEAD
A Carol for Easter Week

Available here for $3.
              
 
EVERY EWE AND RAM
A Carol on the Good Shepherd

Available here for $3.
              
 
ABUNDANT SIGNS AND WONDERS
A Hymn on the Ascension

Available here for $3.
              
 
MOTHER WITHOUT MACKLE
A Litany of the Virgin Mary

Available here for $3.
              
 
O STAR OF HEAVEN
A Carol in Time of Pestilence

Available here for $3.
              
 
O VIRGIN OF MERCY
A Carol in Time of War

Available here for $3.
              
 
UT RE MI FA SOL LA SI
A Carol on the Nativity of John the Baptist

Available here for $3.
              
 
THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND
A Hymn on the Revelation to Saint John

Available here for $3.





HUMOROUS POEMS



              
 
CHOREOMANIA
A Carol in Double Dactyls

Available here for $3.
              
 
EPISTEMOMACHIA
A Battle Hymn for the Liberal Artist

Available here for $5.
              
 
COME HAND IN HAND
An Invitation to Lubberland

Available here for $3.
              
 
BLESS THIS BED
A Prayer of Sorts

Available here for $3.





MUSICAL SETTINGS of MY POETRY



MARY BEARS EMMANUEL: A CAROL for ADVENT




WHEN GOD MADE ADAM: A CAROL for CHRISTMAS at MIDNIGHT




GOOD SHEPHERDS: A CAROL for CHRISTMAS at MIDNIGHT




THE WORD of GOD: A CAROL for CHRISTMAS DAY




The HEMLOCK: A CAROL on the DEATH of JESUS CHRIST




all works copyright Daniel Mitsui / danielmitsuiartist at gmail dot com