The excesses of celebration often come with vice,
A Dionysian episode with not too bad a price.
Though days will pass with hangovers, exhaustion or some nerves,
The vast anticipation only amplifies the verve.
When gearing up for gusto in the face of what is new,
Its typical to ponder what the future holds in view.
And waltzing through nostalgic invitations running past,
A plethora of rendez-vous will quickly be amassed.
With cheeses, cakes galore and exponential casks of wine,
The felicitations of aspirations build a shrine.
Amidst a lightly shadowed brilliance leading up to splendor,
One has to feel the madness of a grand bon voyage bender.