When We Had Orchards When We Had Moonbeams

Helen Sokolsky

Each poem in this collection is an ode to the beauties of the natural world as Helen Sokolsky connects us to the solace and comfort nature can bring us even in our most isolated moments.


Other Books By Author

Two Sides of a Ticket

Paperback – January 1, 2014
by Helen Leslie Sokolsky (Author)

Product details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Finishing Line Press (January 1, 2014)
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1622295986
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1622295982


Press Release


NEW YORK – Helen Sokolsky announces her return into the publishing scene with the release of “When We Had Orchards When We Had Moonbeams”
(published by Xlibris), a collection of poems that has been published in literary journals.



These are poems to savor and ponder – and re-read over time. We encounter the challenges of the pandemic, we see the heroes on the battlefield – and in the hospitals. All this is expressed in language and images that capture and create true literary gems.

Marilyn Bell: Formerly Director of Bennington Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East

Helen Leslie Sokolsky’s When We Had Orchards, When We Had Moonbeams is a reclamation of language as magic.

Seth Jani, Editor, Seven CirclePress

Recalling a moment in the past, noticing “the curtained world of masks,” or being surprised by peace while doing the dishes, this poet gently consoles us, “holding on to what she doesn’t want to lose” and kindly sharing it.

Rachel M. Brownstein, author of “Becoming a Heroine: Reading about Women in Novels”(1982)and “Why Jane Austen?” (2011)

Helen Sokolsky’s poems speak to the universal anxieties and fears that plague the human spirit.

-Bruce Colin, Educator, Wild Life Photographer