Eric Teperman

 

2016
2016

AMERICAN

Mehera & Mani Irani at the 1982 Armatithi, India.  Photo courtesy of Eric Teperman.
Mehera & Mani Irani at the 1982 Armatithi, India. Photo courtesy of Eric Teperman.
India - October 1977 ; Eric pulling the rickshaw with Mani Irani seated
India - October 1977 ; Eric pulling the rickshaw with Mani Irani seated
Courtesy of Om Point magazine
Courtesy of Om Point magazine
Eric with Mani Irani on the Meherazad veranda, October 1979
Eric with Mani Irani on the Meherazad veranda, October 1979
 Courtesy of Om Point magazine
Courtesy of Om Point magazine
Eric with Jal S Irani in front of The National Hotel in Pune, 1979
Eric with Jal S Irani in front of The National Hotel in Pune, 1979
 Courtesy of Om Point magazine
Courtesy of Om Point magazine
Eric with Ann Eve, England 2010
Eric with Ann Eve, England 2010
 Courtesy of Om Point magazine
Courtesy of Om Point magazine
The poets and singers of this world
spread their praise of our Beloved like butter on bread~~~
there is always more butter 
and there is always more bread…
and people all pray
and invoke his names
and declaim his glorious attributes…
But you can take all this praise,
these songs and chants,
fit them into a thimble somewhere,
out of sight,
and think about this:
None of them compare
with the mere thought of him
sitting in a chair next to me.
 
You can see, finally, how cloth looks
when it’s in a garment that clothes him.
His smile, indescribably, encompasses all things,
all possibilities,
and everything beyond that.
His eyes are like no others,
and if his love did not support you,
you would just melt right into his eyes.
He is more beautiful than any woman
or any man,
and his hair is more beautiful than sunrise on the ocean
or the full screen of stars around midnight.
His comfort, as he gestures,
is something so complete,
it is like watching the universe settle into place at the dawn of creation.
Upon his embrace,
you can smell his skin:
and it is more real,
more human,
than anything you have every imagined.
You hear the sound of him drawing breath,
and brother,
what is the sound
of a poem,
or a prayer,
or a song,
compared to that?
2016
2016

Publications

 

 

BETWEEN WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT

Poems to Meher Baba

 

Eric Teperman

 

2007

 

Self Published

38 pp.

 

ONLY YOU

 

ERIC TEPERMAN

 

2003

 

Self Published

 

35 pp.

 

 

DISOBEDIENT SLAVE

 

Eric Teperman

 

2001

 

Self Published

 

32 pp.

 

SILENT SONG

 

ERIC TEPERMAN

 

1990

 

Self Published

 

38 pp.

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