Our version, not quite accepting the syllable count …
She prefaces a number of poems
To a non-native that cosmic precedent, haikai, offers a medium through which to imagine and attempt to express the poetic evocations of native voices not presumptively, not as appropriation or traspassing [sic], but as validly as an harmonic echo reverberating for all times, reaching all places.
which leads to
accepts tobacco for quills__
Evelyn Catharine Yates. Karumi Moon: Probing Ancient and Modern Haiku
We pick up the gerund and make it present the steps as out of time in a type of synchrony: dying, accepting, decorating.
And so for day 1924