As the Met Opera kicks off three complete "Ring" cycles - which each run about 15 hours in length - we pose a poetic challenge to our listeners. Summarize Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in the length of a haiku.
Reminder: A haiku is a 17-syllable poem that's separated into lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Host John Schaefer composed this haiku about the "Ring" cycle as an example:
"The Lord Of The Rings / is a greedy ugly dwarf / but he sure can sing"