Love Is Happiness(Bowlesian Sonnet)
Bowlesian Sonnet or Australian Sonnet is attributed to English poet,
William Lisle Bowles (1762 -1850) whose book of 14 sonnets published
in 1789 was heralded for its 'simple sincerity' and expression of thought
through appreciation for life and nature. His works carried a tender tone
and have been described as melodious.
Although Bowles was English and probably never travelled to Australia, his sonnets did.
The honesty and serenity of his poems struck a chord in what was then England's
penal colony and the form was eventually adopted by the Aussies as their own.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem