Who wrote the old book of poems for kids, "It May Be So, It May Be Not"?
July 14, 2012 7:46 PM Subscribe
I've got another "what was that thing from my childhood?" sort of question, and I've combed through Google and Amazon and Abebooks to no avail. A book of short quirky poems for children, probably illustrated. Mid 1970s. Very likely published by Scribners, we had tons of their hardcover books from an uncle who worked there (now deceased, so I can't ask him.) I thought
the title was "It May Be So, It May Be Not", which was also the title of a poem in the book that went, either partially or entirely...
posted by tomboko to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It may be so, it may be not
That ice cream's better cold than hot.
It may be not, it may be so
That rocks can dream -
But who's to know?
I also remember a poem to the effect of, if you're afraid in the bathtub, "simply turn the water off/And you'll find it won't affect you."
Can you help me find the title (if I've got it wrong) and author of this book? I love the line about how rocks can (maybe!) dream and would love to quote it, but want to be able to attribute it properly. It would also be nice to find a copy of the book for sale, but that's a bonus.