Write an Instant Lune

The lune is an American form of poetry similar to the haiku.  One way of writing a lune is to count the syllables: thirteen syllables are arranged in 5/3/5 format, five syllables in the first line, three syllables in the second, and five in the third.  A second variation of the lune is to count the words: three words in the first line; five words in the second line; three words in the third line.


Line 1: Three words or five syllables

Line 2: Five words or three syllables

Line 3: Three words or five syllables


5/3/5 Syllable Counting Format
Nights are toasty warm
Blankets off
New Jersey mid-June

3/5/3 Word Counting Format
Nights are warm
New Jersey, middle of June:
Nice and friendly