CALM THOUGH THE WINDS

Two translations of soave il vento
from Cosi fan Tutte


I
Calm though the winds,
Soft though the waves
Mirror the heavens
Above,
May they steer us below,
Both wild and grave,
Safely nearer to love.

II
Although soft winds
And becalmed waves
Mirror the sky
Above,

May they also,
Reliably, quietly,
Guide us nearer
To love.