The end of Match


somewhere down the line
they lost love and connection
the wires are broken

On October 24, 2011 I started the facebook group Match.
Every week (every 2 weeks during the holiday season) I posted a poem in Haiku form in the facebook group “Match”. The challenge was to post a photo matching this poem. Four nominees and one one winner were selected, which was always a tough job for me, because the photos were always excellent! All poems are displayed below.

It was fun but as my Grandma said: “All good things come to an end” .
So Match will be closed on September 4.

Thank you all very much for all your beautiful photos!
The winner and nominees of the 35th round of Match will be announced here.

Thanks to the admins Titti Yttersjö, Susana Mabel Campo, Dominique Pellissier, Lea De Meulenaere, Judith Bartos, Kay Duke and Laura Carlsson.
Special thanks to Karin Fors, the (head) admin who was always there for Match and Anne-Birgitte Brandt for making the beautiful collages!

I hope we will stay friends.

Sincerely, Jan Marius Franzen

35 Poem August 26, 2012 – Detail

a small detail makes
the picture special for the
one who notices

34 Poem August 13, 2012 – Wired World

in a world of wires
we’re waiting for that train as
we wish to connect

33 Poem July30, 2012 – Stop the craziness

deserted houses
once people lived happily
in that old village

32 Poem July 16, 2012 – Different colors

the shapes are the same
but colors are different
as they always are

31 Poem July 2, 2012 – Have a seat

please do have a seat
it is not comfortable
but you will not mind

30 Poem June 18, 2012 – Changing the colors

silently waiting
for the prey that can’t resist
changing the colors

29 Poem June 5, 2012 – View on the city

view on the city
wherein we spent so much time
it still feels like home

28 Poem of the week May 28, 2012 – Lovelight

turn on your lovelight
let it shine on your dear one
who’s searching for you

27 Poem of the week May 21, 2012 – Minimal

images and words
more stronger and powerful
when stripped to essence

26 Poem of the week May 14, 2012 – Lighthouse

we can see the light
it is so good to come home
after a journey

25 Poem of the week May 7, 2012 – The trip

let’s go for a ride
champagne and sweets in the bag
life can be lovely

24 Poem of the week April 30, 2012 – Rebirth

trees recovering
fresh transparent green layers
rebirth of nature

23 Poem of the week April 23, 2012 – The Tourist

the unknown tourist
travelling around the world
making photographs

22 Poem of the week April 16, 2012 – Broken wires

somewhere down the line
they lost love and connection
the wires are broken

21 Poem of the week March 26, 2012 – Famous by the song

when they wrote the song
only a few knew this place
now it is famous

20 Poem of the week March 19, 2012 – Rust and Fate

no way to escape
when there is rust all around
and fate becomes clear

19 Poem of the week March 12, 2012 – Spring

spring is here at last
fresh colors cover the ground
love is in the air

18 Poem of the week March 5 , 2012 – Barriers

barriers are down
in the middle of the night
you can’t go further

17 Poem of the week Feb 26, 2012 – Descend

life can be so sweet
but the urge for spiciness
makes us to go down

16 Poem of the week Feb 20, 2012 – Memories

memories come back
as we look at the city
we fell in love with

15 Poem of the week Feb 13, 2012 – Shiny shoes

bare feet and leather
put your shiny shoes back on
when you have the blues

14 Poem of the week Feb 6, 2012 – Stand out

add a warm color
to a winter scenery
and dare to stand out

13 Poem of the week Jan 30, 2012 – Connection

ropes and steel are strong
but the connection by love
cannot be broken

12 Poem of the week Jan 23, 2012 – Dark Flower

make the dream come true
open up like a dark flower
in the sultry night

11 Poem of the week Jan 16, 2012 – Orange

a recent photo
in which orange dominates
brings back memories

10 Poem of the week Jan 9, 2012 – Caged

short affair they thought
but when they wake up
they’re caged forever

9 Poem of the week Jan 2, 2012 – Signs

there are many signs
to tell you what you may do
or what you may not

8 Poem of the week Dec 12, 2011 – Black and White

black and white photos
show the essence of subjects
as colors distract

7 Poem of the week Dec 5, 2011 – The journey begins

waiting for that train
that will take you far away
the journey begins

6 Poem of the week Nov 28, 2011 – Street art

sometimes we stop
to have a look at street art
that makes us wonder

5 Poem of the week Nov 21, 2011 – A different perspective

looking at things from
a different perspective
leads to perception

4 Poem of the week Nov 14, 2011 – It’s not what it seems

when you take a closer look
it’s not what it seems

3 Poem of the week Nov 7, 2011 – Who opens the door

who opens the door
without damaging things that
have grown in the past

2 Poem of the week Oct 31, 2011 – A perfect day

it’s a perfect day
to surrender to our dream
and make it happen

1 Poem of the week Oct24 , 2011 – When Leaves are falling

When leaves are falling
we enjoy our beauty more
as we grow older


5 responses

  1. Hi Jan!

    What a pity, I like Match very much!

    Wouldnt any of the admins keep it running?

    Anyway…. hoping youll have a nice time in front of you!

    Best regards Fridh Frida 076 785 00 25

    30 aug 2012 kl. 12:57 skrev Music, Photography & Poetry by Jan Marius:

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    August 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  2. rosie

    Some Day someone may mend the fuse and ignite the currant between them both, great words Jan, happy birthday when that special day comes x

    August 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  3. I’m so sad to hear that Jan. Match is a wonderful group , among the very best groups in Facebook. I’m honored that I had the privilege to be one of the administrators for some time…my health and other issues made me leave the “job” but I carried on being part of it through my participation in the challenges.
    The best of luck to you and to your radio show!

    August 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  4. talitz

    Jan, i can’t find a word that MATCH my sorrow reading the news at this moment that you are leaving or the end of these thread. Although i’m not a great photographer, participating or being a member of your group is a great privilege for me, knowing you and all other splendid admins & members.
    Well, i appreciate and respect your decision.
    Wish you all the best of luck on whatever life may bring on your way ahead….GOD BLESS ❤

    August 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  5. so sorry

    August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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