Philip Larkin's poem "Days" contains the following lines:
Where can we live but days?
Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor
What does "solving" mean here? I assume it could mean the following:
- looking for the answer (the continuous and unfinished process of trying to find the answer)
- the solution itself (the fact of having the question solved)
Which of these is the most obvious/natural use of this word, licencia poetica aside?