Not quite Haiku

I was reading some Japanese Haiku (in translation) and had to have a go.

Not quite haiku which should be 3 lines with 5, 7, 5 syllables (17 total).


Enveloped by a dark

Where your mind cannot tell

If your eyes are open


Hiss and crackle in the glass

Of whiskey pouring on to icy rocks

Anticipating contentment


A library in my hand

But no rustling of turning pages

Oddly disconcerting


Beyond known and unknown

Lie the when and what and where and why

Of the unknowable


Roaring deafening winds

But in the eye of the storm

The silence is music

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