How far from birth to death, is in the length of our breath
How far from confusion to consonance, when comes a sudden chance
How far from love to hate, you can't anticipate
How far from then or now, when laughter spreads somehow
How far from you and me forgiveness only
How far from heart to heart, the sky to the earth
The whole Zen wording would sound good if both Mandarin and English are written in rhyme.
Since Mandarin wording equips with "an"sound in each of their ends,their counterparts, English ones , however, if all have sounds with "s" sounds better.
In this way,modify them as---you can't anticipate at once,when laughter somehow spreads and only forgiveness.
Yes, you are right. Thanks.