200 years ago Keats explained where there is no Ode to Darkness

On 8 March 1819 Keats wrote to his friend Haydon:
I have come to this resolution—never to write for the sake of writing or making a poem, but from running over with any little knowledge or experience which many years of reflection may perhaps give me; otherwise I will be dumb. What Imagination I have I shall enjoy, and greatly, for I have experienced the satisfaction of having great conceptions without the trouble of sonnetteering. I will not spoil my love of gloom by writing an Ode to Darkness; and with respect to my livelihood, I will not write for it,—for I will not mix with that most vulgar of all crowds, the literary.

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