The aim of this project is to raise finance needed for publication of my poetry collection named TO LIVE TOMORROW. This effort rises from a desire to create a new source of help for my seriously ill son Martin and for other children with similar problems.
Author: Štefan Kupec
Poetry collections in Slovak language
Illustration from the poetry collection
The postcards - one of the rewards
A T-shirt and a mug - the rewards
A shopping bag and a notebook - the rewards
Photo pictures - versions A and B
Photo pictures - versions C and D
The poetry collection "To live tomorrow"
One of the rewards
One of the rewards
I have always had an opinion that capturing memories in any way, including poems, belongs to a set of ways, how to unlock the gates of the past, how to detect things, which have been covered by sandy mounds of time. However, it is not that long, since mysterious mechanism of life has extended my horizons, and I have found out that memories can be also entrance doors leading to a chamber of present events, so they can prepare us for the following days. Similarly, the majority of poems included in the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow which is waiting for its birth, was created in a period of my life, when I couldn’t have had a clue that one day those texts written by life will be current again, and that they will affect my life in a different way.
One of my poems carries the following idea: “…our life is the bird’s flight…” The flight is often dramatic, other times it’s illuminated by bright sun rays, but I am very thankful that I don’t have to fly through my life alone and I have a small flock of my closest – my family.
However, there is no greater pain for a parent than seeing his suffering child, whom he unfortunately cannot help in the way he would like to. This project originated from a desire to help and please my son Martin at least a little bit. Martin suffers from a very rare genetic disease – Henner Louis-Bar syndrome (Ataxia telangiectasia).
You can contribute to birth of this book by supporting this project. However, it is not only about Martin. I truly believe that precious verses which you can find in the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow after its publication, will provide you with so much pleasure and encouragement, just like they provided me during the writing and later re-reading. Those verses also represent my biggest thank for your willingness and help.
The book has been named after Martin’s great desire to live… TO LIVE TOMORROW. This longing, together with Martin’s heroic will to fight against severe illness, gives us hope.
This work will also be a new opportunity, through which other plans can be implemented. Those plans are necessary for improvement or stabilization of Martin’s health, enhancement of his life quality and fulfilment of his dreams.
One of Martin’s dreams and desires is to distribute help through the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow to similarly suffering children all over the world.
That’s why part of this project is publication of the poetry collection To Live Tomorrow in English language. Thanks to creation of English version, we will be able to send this poetry book to the world and provide help, pleasure and joy in other countries, as well.
You can help in this way by directly supporting this project and choosing from a project’s set of corresponding rewards.
The poetry collection To Live Tomorrow consists of four parts (Butterfly’s flight, To see Heaven, Lift your tears up, Coming back from being far away), in which a reader can find exactly 29 interesting, easily readable, understandable poetic forms on 90 pages. Tender colourful original illustrations made by excellent artists are added to the poetic texts.
Poems’ themes: will to fight against the hardships of life; seeking for help, ways and recourse; passing time; hope; loneliness; progress; polemic about life…
On the 27th of May 2018, in Chateau Appony in Oponice, there was the 12th year of musical-literary event called Words and tones, dedicated to 10th anniversary of non-profit organisation Čakanka.
During this event, awards were given to the authors winning Literature prize by Čakanka. In the 8th year of competition of original production for Literature prize Čakanka, I was given an Administrative council of Čakanka Award for my poetry collection To Live Tomorrow.