Verse is a form of music. Words are selected as much for sound as for meaning. It is rhythmic, and the sounds of its flowing words produce varied cadences and harmonies. It evokes feelings the way music moves us, even if silently performed in the mind. It transmits mood directly, being rooted in mood, and mood determines its formal aspects, patterns, sounds, word choice, its every little detail. The maker of verse is a transcription machine that transmutes mood into words leading to a shared experience.