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Offline Soft Words

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Meet the beholder
« on: October 12, 2008, 10:59 PM »
[float=left]3273-0[/float]Meet Jason Stultz aka "the beholder", a long-time splasher who prowls the Ax. He comes and goes, his muse leading him on a fiery dance. Jason's poems are deep and layered and dark; his pen sometimes bleeds the heart. Say hi!

Soft Words: What brought you to SplashHall? 
the beholder: free poet community

Soft Words: What keeps you here?
the beholder: The diverse people and styles and constant influx of new talent

Soft Words: Any favorite Splashers?
the beholder: Cy-guy, Witt, Mojave and a few that have been misplaced somewhere but I await their return daily. They give diverse insights from all over the country and other countries as well

Soft Words: I notice you prowl around the Ax more than any other forum; why?
the beholder: To learn one must endure a little pain axing and blood; its what makes me strive to be a better poet
Soft Words: What inspired you to start writing?
the beholder: Words have always been a way to deal with pain - a release. Sometimes my poems are fairytale-esqe that dream of crossing boundaries; known-unknown ceases to exist for me sometimes. Reality is a fluid thing in my mind.

Soft Words: Why did you choose "the beholder" for a screen name?
the beholder: Because everything truly is in the perspective of the viewer/reader; my sky my bleak and stormy yet there is perhaps dark ,ominious and thrilling

Soft Words: Who/what has influenced your poetry most?
the beholder: Honestly, MR STREET has been a steady, constant and challenging influence, as well as source recommending poets from time to time I would've otherwise missed. I have been here nearly three years in that time you can see a vast change in my style.

Soft Words: Does your muse ever battle with Life for your attention?How often does either one win?
the beholder: There are times I must write, have to write - or the words, images break my mind apart.No matter were or what I am presently doing.

Soft Words: This may be an intrusive question, but why do you write?
the beholder: I feel by writing I uncover a layer of myself being exsistance I often just rip into myself just to see what I had for dinner a year two or ten ago. It humanizes me, keeps me sane and is a semblance of the life I strive to maintain.

Soft Words: Which are your favorite poems?
the beholder: I like a lot of Henry Rollins' spoken word.

Soft Words: Do you write in silence/noise/sleep deprivation/longhand/online - what is your writing process like?
the beholder: I write when strong emotions tear into me - they have colors. Memories are tied to those colors, kind of like mental kites and sometime they bring back a day I would have never thought I would remember crashing down with nearly the same intensity as if it was only yesterday. It is great when you need some angst for fuel but it is a double edge sword as well.
Soft Words: Any suggestions you might have for Rg to improve on your Splashing experience?
the beholder: I miss the open poetry reads that nite used to do. Bring them back - place is a ghost town these days.

Soft Words: Anything special you'd like to say to everyone here?
the beholder: Keep writing, quiet stalkers like me enjoy the peepshow into hearts, minds and lives.
Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 05:51 AM »
You got that right, beholder. Our poetry is a peepshow into our hearts, minds, and lives. Sometimes it is painful. Keep letting your kites fly.

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 11:46 AM »
Nice to meet you. You look like my nephew!  :rose

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 07:55 PM »
Nice to meet you, as well. I, too, am a big fan of Henry Rollins' spoken word.

Take care,


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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 07:59 AM »
hi Jason .... always great to fit a face to the poet and to hear a little about what drives them to write.  I enjoyed reading about you -- and I like the way you associate colors with memories. 
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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 10:24 AM »
Nice to meet you.

I have had the pleasure to experience Henry Rollins many times and varieties-Black FLag--The Rollins Band
and of course Henry's spoken word shows.

Are you aware he has his own talk show--on the IFC network?
it's awesome

nice to put a face with your work
The clouds told him their names, in the quiet of the summer afternoon
Charles Simic from "The World Doesn't End"

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 01:52 AM »
sincerly wish all who took the time to read a little about me and say hello
     Thank you......switching to ifc channel now thanks for the tip
It's a long dark terrifying ride out of hell;but only a short fall from grace into it

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 02:48 AM »
mister beholder is not fond of bullshit

mister beholder
takes it off
spills guts

i am thinking of a rocking horse
wal mart
i forget

he will take you to sunrise
and you will pay
you will sin
you will puke
and you will know the torture of life
the sweet taste
sweat dripping
in the moonlight

mister beholder is not fond of bullshit
keep your angry candidate
polished shoes
and classic example for a different apology

we do not call nine one one

that is why we
come to the darkness
to see the light

good wood burns
like this
now was always better than then

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 08:15 AM »
Good to meet you Jason
Stop looking at the light. Instead, look at what is being illuminated by the light.

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2008, 05:43 AM »
the Ax has always been my favourite forum  :kool

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2008, 07:38 PM »
Mr. Beholder, thanks for being here and sharing your insights at Splash.  Sorry I have said hi before now, been away from my computer for awhile, but I'm glad you're here.

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Re: Meet the beholder
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2008, 09:53 AM »
great interview!! glad i could stop in and read it   :blusmoke

cant wait to read some of your new stuff ....
“Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.”-paul engle-