Waterfalls can be a charming element of landscape. Their beauty and roar fill our senses and inspire poetry and song. Waterfalls can also be dangerous places, symbolic of dramatic change and vulnerability. These are poems that weave together the loveliness of the waterfall and the relentless, even savage, power of falling water. The poems work together to tell the story of love found, love gone wrong and love discarded and mourned. The story is told in part through imagined waterfalls associated with Dante’s Inferno and the grotesque character of architectural gargoyles. The beauty of waterfalls is inspired by some of New Brunswick’s many natural waterfalls.