W. H. Auden

1930 – 1932 W. H. Auden spent two years as a schoolmaster in the local boys’ school Larchfield Academy, now Lomond School. While in Helensburgh he produced a book of poems, The Orators, which made his reputation. It paved the way for his place alongside W.B.Yeats and T.S.Eliot as one of the greatest modern poets. One piece of verse Auden wrote at Larchfield has turned up, a few lines of doggerel written for schoolboy Norman Wright on his jotter.