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I asked for Colin Mackay's Cold Night Lullaby for Christmas because of Karine Polwart's song, Waterlily. It's a beautiful song, and one that has been known to make me cry -- based on Colin Mackay's writing about his experiences in Bosnia, about the woman he loved, Svetlana. I couldn't tell you about the really technical merits of the poetry right now, but the images are so vivid, searing. I doubt I can ever, ever listen to Waterlily again without crying. Especially when I know what Colin Mackay ...more